What a Blog is?

Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the Web site.A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog.Blog is a frequent and chronological publication of comments and thoughts on the web. They usually include philosophical reflections, opinions on the Internet and social or political issues.A public web site where users post informal journals of their thoughts, comments, and philosophies, updated frequently and normally reflecting the views of the blog's creator

Web BLOG is a journal kept on the internet. This journal is often updated daily and contains all information that the person maintaining the BLOG (Blogger) wishes to share with the world. Also applies to websites dedicated to a particular topic and being updated with the latest news, views and trends.items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order.Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called "blogging". Individual articles on a blog are called "blog posts," "posts" or "entries". A person who posts these entries is called a "blogger". A blog is comprised of text, hypertext, images, and links (to other web pages and to video, audio and other files). Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. Often blogs focus on a particular "area of interest", such as Washington, D.C.'s political goings-on. Some blogs discuss personal experiences

Blog Basics: 

A blog entry typically consists of the following:

Title - main title of the post, 
Body - main content of the post, 
Comments - comments added by readers 
Category (or tags) - category the post is labeled with (optional, multiple categories possible) 
Blogroll - other blogs that the blog author reads/affiliates with 
Permalink - the URL of the full, individual article 
Post Date - date and time the post was published 
Trackback - links to other sites that refer to the entry

Blogs and Traditional Sites

A blog has certain attributes that distinguish it from a standard web page. It allows for easy creation of new pages: new data is entered into a simple form (usually with the title, the category, and the body of the article) and then submitted. Automated templates take care of adding the article to the home page, creating the new full article page (Permalink), and adding the article to the appropriate date- or category-based archive. It allows for easy filtering of content for various presentations: by date, category, author, or other attributes. It usually allows the administrator to invite and add other authors, whose permission and access are easily managed.

Difference between blogs and forums

Blogs are different from forums or newsgroups. Only the author or authoring group can create new subjects for discussion on a blog. A network of blogs can function like a forum in that every entity in the blog network can create subjects of their choosing for others to discuss. Such networks require interlinking to function, so a group blog with multiple people holding posting rights is now becoming more common. Even where others post to a blog, the blog owners or editors will initiate and frame discussion, manipulating the situation to their specifications

Blog Tips

  1. Keep things short and to the point.
  2. Blog Titles should be simple and to the point.
  3. Make your Blog scannable so that people can also read them through paper.
  4. Make frequent postings to your Blog.
  5. Set some boundaries for the content mentioned in your Blog.
  6. Use appropriate comments in limit within your Blogs to make them interactive.