Sunday, 27 July 2008

Blogging in the 21st century

The turn of the 21st century brought about a lot of changes, including changes in blogging. Technology has given internet users a whole new way to write and present their blogs. Instead of all text with a few images thrown in to make it a little more interesting you can now add audio to your blogs.

To make it even more interesting put in a short video to intrigue your visitors. Did you know that you can even update your blog when you are on the go if you like? All you have to do is use a PDA or a mobile phone and you can connect and update anytime, anywhere you please, this is called mobile blogs.

Technology has certainly changed the way blogging works. There are no longer very many limitations holding the blogger back. So what are some of these different types of blogs that are now available today and what do they mean? Basically, there are two common types of blogs and each has different sub-genres included within it. Most blogs are either basic blogs or expository blogs.

Basic blogs include links to something interesting and a comment or two.

Expository blogs focus mainly on writing.

There are several other blogs that fall under these two main broad categories. Some of these include:

• Group – A variant of the same basic blog but with multiple authors
• Topic- blogs based on a specific topics (such as politics, news, religion, education, etc.)
• Journals – Diaries; usually expository and of interest to the writer, family and friends
• Photo- As the name suggests, this is a graphic heavy blog with photos etc.
• Linkblog- Similar to the regular basic blog but with only links and without commentary
• Public relations- blogs geared towards public relations, advertising, etc
• Other- There are many other types and categories of blogs that can fall in this line as well.

There are so many different things that blogs are used for these days.

So let's get down to blogging

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Comparing blogs to websites

While blogging, you might have already noticed that blogs and websites have several similarities.

There are, however, important features that make them different. The way that these sites function is very different. A regular website stays what is called "static". While it may be updated, it is not updated as regularly as blogs. Most of the information and content that is on the website will stay the same.

A blog however, may be constantly changing not only on a daily basis but from hour to
hour, etc. Blogs have the bonus of having a permanent web address just like a website but they are different because they are also interactive and very dynamic. The person keeping the blog maintains in conversation with the reader so they feel more in touch with the blogger and the blog.

It’s more personal than simply reading words on a website.

Enjoy your blogging

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Types of Blogs

You may already know that there is not only one type of blog out there. Blogs come in a wide variety of types and are made distinct and personal by the blogger himself. You will become well-known to others by the voice you use on your blog regardless of what type of blog you choose to use. The type of blog that represents the original blog the best is where the blogger sorts through different topics provided by internet sites.

They then take the important and most interesting facts from these sites and post them to a blog to be viewed by others. By doing this you are presenting the reader of the blog with an easy and simple way of keeping up with what’s going on in the world without doing all the research themselves. This is great for people that are short on free time.

You can choose to stick to one main interest or change around and talk about different subjects, as the blogger it’s your choice. The most popular blog today would be where the blogger posts their personal journal of their day’s event. If you want to share the events of your life with others this would be a great way to do so.

Many people have used their hobbies to post on blogs, giving others who enjoy the same thing good information about the subject. If there is something going on in the world that you strongly protest or support many people have found that these types of blogs work well for them.

If you are newbie in blogging world, you may wish to know the types blogs that are in existence. Many bloggers simply create their own blog using any of the standard blogging software but many sites have popped up offering specialized services for users to create their own travel blogs and share their photos.

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Saturday, 12 July 2008

How to begin blogging

If you are new to blogging and have never used a blog at all before, then it would be best to start out as simple as possible. To do this you should begin by experimenting with setting up your first blog on blogger. This is the easiest way to begin with only three easy steps to follow.

The first thing you do is to go to

From here you can acquire all the information you need to set up a new account. You will need both a username and a display name. You will have to provide an email address and a password for your protection.

After this has been done you simply select a template and begin to post to your blog. Entering the blogosphere isn’t as hard as you may have thought it was. You now have a good idea of what it means to blog for fun.

However, to make money you will have to get a lot more in depth. For instance, you will have to choose an interesting topic to blog about. For those of you that already have your own domain, you can normally download another program for blogging called Wordpress.

This can usually be installed with just one click of the mouse from your domain. Once this program is installed all you have to do is follow the instructions for logging in and begin posting right away. After experimenting with either of these blogging programs for a bit you are ready to move on to more interesting blogging.

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Monday, 7 July 2008

Free Internet Marketing

It's only that nlogging has becomes one of the addicting as well as advertising fads.

Teenagers have resorted to blogging as an outlet for their emotions, where they can blurt out whatever bugs them or whatever makes them feel elated.

Savvy marketers have discovered that blogging is one of the best Internet marketing methods that won't cost you a cent.

Blogging for your Internet business is one surefire way to boost the visibility of your products and services. Here are a few ways to boost your internet advertising with the help of a blog:

    1. Make your clients or customers abreast on your website's alterations. Your new products and affiliate websites could also be announced through your blog.

    2. Keep track of your business objectives and plans through open writing.

    3. Air your opinions, advice or reviews on specific services or products that are related to your business as publishing is a very easy process with blogging.

    4. Include links that will fetch back links and subsequently improve your ranking on search engines. This could be better executed through putting well-written articles in your website. Affiliate links could also be included in your blog to earn more extra income.

    5. Collect response through the ability of blogs to fetch comments from your blog readers. You can learn and improve your products and services through with the feedback from your readers.

    6. Connect easily with other bloggers. When other bloggers notice that you have something good in your blog, they will put you in their favorite lists that will automatically link you to their blogs.

So, how do you set up a blog?

Either you load a blogging-software or let a blogging hosting service do it for you.

Host services such as LiveJournal and are the most popular in this field. Those hosts will provide you with easy instructions on how to put up your blog.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Why Should You Blog ?

Because just about EVERYONE is!

Another way to say that it is......that 6% of the entire U.S. adult population (internet users and non-users alike) have created blogs. That’s one out of every 20 people or that translates into more than 11 million American adults who say they have created blogs.

Moreover 16% of all U.S. adults (or one in six people) are blog readers.

Well, OK, if that isn't good enough for you, here are two more reasons.

Blogs let you - communicate.

Communicate with whom?

Your audience. Customers, subscribers, prospects, readers. Anyone whom you could earlier reach by email. Fact is, e-mail is getting less effective as a communication tool simply because it often fails to reach the intended recipient. Blame it on the deluge of spam email and the increasing use of aggressive filters by ISPs and end users.

This is where the blog enters - where a message is on the Web for anyone to see. Then there is the issue of getting the word out when you update the blog - but we will get to that later.

Another good reason... blogging helps you reveal your true personality, by letting the YOU shine through. It's easier to establish rapport with audiences through a blog post that's an unpolished form of your thought processes - than through a corporate bulletin or edited newsletter.

So utilize your blog to the fullest and communicate