February 8, 2006

What is a “Blog”?

Filed under: Blogs and Podcasting — Robert Pope @ 6:24 pm

I am asked this question a lot, so here’s my spin on the whole “blogging” phenomenon.

A “blog” is many things, and can be used for many purposes. I’ll begin by describing the things you can do with a blog, and let you decide what a blog really is, and what you can do as a blogger.

Things you can do with a blog:

  • A blog can be an online newsletter, or an e-magazine, where YOU are the editor in chief!
  • A way to create an audience for what you have to say.
  • A way to exercise your FREEDOM of SPEECH.
  • A business venture. Magazines have ads, so do blogs.
  • A better website. Blogs are part of what has been called “Web 2.0″, where blog sites should eventually replace traditional websites.
  • Software which allows you to syndicate your content to 3rd parties. This is done with RSS feeds.
  • A way to share your ideas with the world.

What do you think a blog is?