What is Blogging?

Blogging 101 – What is Blogging?

What is Blogging?You would think that everyone in the world knows what a blogger is, huh?

Well, fortunately for you not everybody knows how to blog — or even desires to. Which brings us to this question about Blogging 101…

What is blogging and how do you use it? Introducing: Blogging 101

Blogging 101 is mostly about the blogging vocabulary.

 

To understand blogs, you need to know the terms…

  • blog,
  • platform,
  • domain,
  • and web host.

Once you have mastered these key elements of blogging, you can enter any conversation about blogging with confidence.

After you know what a blog is, you will be on your way to passing the final exam of blogging 101.

Blog is short for weblog, which simply means a series of online articles presented in reverse chronological order. That’s all!

Most blogs are text, but there are also photo blogs and video blogs.

The rest of blogging 101 has to do with the technical side of things.

If you are setting up a blog, you will need a platform, a web host, and a domain.Below, I’ve included a description of each:

  • A blogging platform – a computer software program that allows you to write posts and to update your blog. Your platform is also what you use to design the look of your blog, from color scheme to font size.
  • Web host – sort of like the virtual file cabinet where your blog is stored. Your computer communicates with the host when you upload or edit a post.
  • Domain – the online address of your blog, and usually ends in ‘dot com’.

You can cheaply buy domains and web hosting through sites like Godaddy.

Now that you know what a blog is, what a platform is, and what domains and hosts are, congratulate yourself!

You have just passed blogging 101. Now, stay tuned and come back for more helpful tips about creating your blog and making it grow!