What is a Blog?

I thought I would take the time to explain what a blog is for those that do not understand or know. In a recent emailing I did, some replies where “I really didn’t know what you were doing, but I’ve read the articles”. Well see what I am doing is really nothing…ha.

Seriously though all my website is about is just what I am doing, what I plan on doing, or have done. Just an online journal really for all my local freinds, friends that have moved off,  family members, and people in general that visit the site from the world wide web that want to follow me. More on that HERE.

I do it because I like to write and for those of you that do not block ads with your browsers, I have place ads on my site in hopes of generating enough income to cover the hosting fees associated with the site.

So what exactly is a blog?
By definition A blog (a contraction of the term “Web log“) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

So you see each post that is displayed on the site is the most recent. The older ones are further down the list and you can access those through the archives on the right or at the top of the page, or from the calander.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting), which are part of a wider network of social media. Micro-blogging is another type of blogging, one which consists of blogs with very short posts like tiwtter. As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs.  With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning — that of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something.

So for newcomers to this site, click around, go back and read some of the older posts, have fun.

Type to ya later.


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