A2Z 2019 – Day 2 : ‘B’ – Blog

On Day 2 of A2Z Challenge 2019, I will try to cover the A2Z of Blog. During keyword selection, I was in a dilemma of selecting between Broadband and Blog. At the end of the day, I picked the blog as my keyword.


This is a Blogging Challenge, and in this A2Z of Blog post, I will try to cover some interesting things about the platform of this challenge. So, what is a blog? According to Wikipedia, “A blog (shortened form of ‘weblog’) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.” In a blog, posts are arranged in reverse chronological order, with newest posts appearing first.

A2Z of Blog – Blog Types

Let’s discuss the different types of blogs. They are:

  • Personal Blog: This is an author’s (blogger) diary, contain posts written by an individual author. They share their personal commentary.
  • Group Blog: In group blogging, the blog is managed by more than one author.
  • Corporate Blog: Some organisations use corporate blogs to enhance their communication, both internal and external.
  • Aggregated Blog: Individuals or organisations may aggregate selected feeds on a specific topic. They are a great way to produce top-notch content. This allows the reader to focus on reading as they can easily get all the required information.
  • Media Blogs: A blog comprising videos is called a vlog (Video Blog), a site containing a portfolio of sketches is called a sketch-blog or one comprising photos is called a photoblog. A blog comprising links is called a link-log. Tumblelogs are blogs with shorter posts and mixed media types. Blogs that are written on typewriters and then scanned are called typecast blogs. A phlog, also called rlog, is a type of daybook, similar to a blog, that runs off a Gopher protocol server.
  • Micro Blog: A microblog is a type of blog in which users can post small pieces of digital content like pictures, video or audio on the Internet. E.g.: Social Networking sites.

 

A2Z of Blog – Blog vs Website

Now, what makes a blog different from a website?

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  • Blogs are dynamic as they are frequently updated. Websites are static as they are rarely updated.
  • Readers can interact with the authors by posting comments. Websites don’t allow readers to comment.
  • All blogs are websites. However, not all websites are blogs. Remember syllogism ?? 😉

 

Stay Tuned… My tech-exclusive blog, HiTechUp is returning this month. I will be doing a series on ‘Safe Blogging’.

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  1. Apt info

    • Zainab on April 2, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    I personally don’t like the idea of social media being included in blog-o-sphere! But it’s a thing now!
    Loved the post 🙂

  2. Are you thinking of compiling all this in a book… This is like every beginners guide to blogging… I am by the time Ato Z you would have put together a lot of info… Happy to be following yoir posts… Hopefully will learn something

    • Akram on April 3, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Nice Good Information

  3. I liked the syllogism. Good information with clarity.

  4. Quite informative details. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sharp and crisp info to the point

  6. Good info for newbies. Most of the times people get confused between Blog & Website. Described very well.

    • randommusings29 on April 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    Great how you define the difference between a blog and a website
    Debbie

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