This site, and indeed most of my sites, use a blogging style to get the word out. What is blogging? Well, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/, a blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. Blogging, then, would be the action of creating and adding to a blog.
While blogging is writing, it is also a conversation. Blogs can be about any subject. For instance, they can present political issues, or they can educate the public about a particular subject, such as about dogs, or crafts. Blogs are often made up of paragraph text as well as images and advertisements.
Those who want to make a blog will need to know what one consists of. The components of your blog would include title, date, body, and author. The time of the day is also included in the blog, which is also known as the permalink. In addition, there are links, which lead to both comments to view, and there are also trackbacks, which are other blogs which link to the one you are posting.
An additional item of a blog includes the author profile, and the blogroll. It lists links to other blogs and sites. If you want to see this first hand, you may want to read a few before you get started. To start off with you may want to read a few blogs that you like, and monitor the changes of that blog. You may even take some layout ideas from that blog to use for your own.
While you read other people’s blogs, you may want to read the comments and submit your own. The experience that you have when reading and commenting on blogs is just as important as writing the blog. It will help you in your endeavor to create your own blog publication.
If you need to know what to write about, the best place for you to start is to write about what you are interested in. Also, you will want to write about what is current, and what the readers would most want to know about. Most successful blogs are not usually personal journals, but rather blogs that are written from an educational point of view.
Some blogs have been successfully made into personal journals, however, and some people have gotten paid for them. However, this takes extra skill, and should be a type of blog that is considered carefully. Also, if you are trying to make a humor blog make sure that you know what is considered funny and what is not.
If you are writing a group blog, you will want to make sure you write, but you will not need to write as often as in individual blogs. No matter what type of blog you do a post should appear every day. You will want to keep up with the freshest content possible.
Blogs are generally educational and informative, and they can also act as a forum also. A forum is one that usually involves personal opinion. However, the personal opinion of a blog is usually more of a part of the comments of a blog entry, and not the actual entry itself.
A very important aspect of blogging is the linking of blogs. This is something that is very important when making blogs. These links are references to information, which give you credibility. This is what shows the public where you originally received the information from which you are using to design your blog content.
The other aspect of writing a blog is to understand that writing for the Internet is different than writing for a print publication. Usually the information you present needs to be brief, and usually only about 3-400 words or so.
In addition, blogging that is important is that you need to have content that is conversational, and easy to read. It should address the audience that you are speaking to directly, whether the entry is in first, second, or third person. In addition, you need to make sure you choose the write point of view (ex: I, they, you) to write in. It all depends upon your topic and your audience. If you view other blogs, it will give you an example of how yours should be done.
When you consider writing blogs, you will also want to make sure that you edit your entries. You do not need to spend hours and hours going through them but you would need to make sure they are proofread and that there are no spelling errors. Nothing is more unattractive to a reader than to have to deal with excess spelling or grammatical errors.
Whether you are creating a blog just for interest sake (my example would be http://www.grandparichardspeaks.com) or whether you are trying to develop an internet income, one thing that you need to know is not to lose heart. It may take time and practice in order to build a blogging audience. However, it can be done.