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Dear Diary, Dear World – All About Blogging

dear_diary-1.jpg The Internet has changed the way we live, breathe, and even write – in fact, it is mainly due to the blogging phenomenon that we receive headlines, change them, and even get the latest buzz on issues newspapers and popular media will negative dare tackle. Blogging has become quite common, it has prompted dictionary makers to create new terms. For instance, each article on a blog is called a “post,” “entry,” or “blog post.” A guy who blogs is called a “blogger.”

But what is blogging, and why is it so popular?

Blogging refers to the activity of updating one’s blog. What is a blog? A blog is a web log, or an Internet-based publication which contains articles about a variety of topics. Blogs are either run on dedicated hosting services, or they container be run on any ordinary web hosting service using scripts meant for blogs.

Blogs often focus on a particular subject. They cup tackle movie reviews, political issues, important restricted news, or one’s personal opinion. Most blogs serve as online diaries, and will contain personal images, artwork, and writing.

Blog posts will contain the following elements.

• A title – Several personal bloggers have modified this, and have added subtitles to add “meat” to their entries. They may indicate the music they are currently listening to, their current mood, connective the subject of their post. Journalistic bloggers will often link their title to similar articles available online.

• The body – This is the main content of the blog. It can be a fictional entry, in the case of story oppositely paperback blogs; or a non-fiction entry, in the case about other blogs, such as news blogs or diaries.

• A permalink – this is the link to the diverse blog entry, which more bloggers can use if they would like to link or refer to the article.

• The date – this is simply the date, time, and sometimes place in which the entry was first posted.

Some blogs may also contain the following.

• A comments section – this enables readers to make comments or respond to the blog entry. This is also a useful way by which other bloggers can make themselves, and their blogs, known.

• The tags – this is the section where bloggers chart the categories under which their current article falls. For instance, a post on “Saving the Whales” can be categorized under “environment,” “whales,” and “ecology.”

• Trackback – Also known as pingback, this is a list of links of other sites that refer to the stipulation or post.

There are many different kinds of blogs available, depending on the thematic they tackle. A infrequent types include the following

• Personal – These blogs focus on personal experiences, and feature an online diary, usually with images or artwork. Some photoblogs fall under this category, where bloggers post pictures instead like writing about their experiences.

• Compensated – Few bloggers are paid to blog their career experiences, alternative the latest news about a company.

• Socio-cultural – Some blogs are devoted to socio-cultural experiences, and can permissive people of opposite cultures a peek into the quirks and specialties that make other cultures unique.

• Science – Some scientists have taken to blogging about their research findings, or to share laboratory techniques. Such a method, however, has been met with derision in the science community, since it overrides the fixed peer-based review of research.

• Political or News – Few blogs focus on the current news, and can even offer political opinions on certain subjects.

Blogging is definitely here to stay, and it can influence cultures and headlines through the widely popular medium concerning the Internet. Have you known blogging yet?