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Blogging Demystified

by EzyBlogger on July 25, 2009 · 40 comments · Blogging

Blogging Demystified

Many people are completely mystified by the explosion of new technology these days, both in the real world and in the world of the Internet.

Just navigating websites can be a daunting experience, and learning all the lingo may seem like a mission impossible.

Blogging is one of those evolving technologies, and though it may seem incomprehensible, blogging is actually a useful tool for Internet communication.

Blog Basics

The word blog originated from the term weblog, referring to a website with regular entries or posts of information in the form of journals, editorials, news articles, conversations, and sometimes graphic material like pictures or video. These posts appear on the website in reverse chronological order, with the most recent entry at the top of the page and progressively older entries posted below.

In addition to the blog posts, a blog page may also contain other features such as archiving of old entries, ability of visitors to make comments on posts, related images to the subject of the blog, links to related material, and news feeds notifying a subscriber of new content to the blog. There are many blog creator systems available on the Internet, eliminating the need to know how to use HTML to create a webpage. This makes blogging accessible to everyone.

Blog Uses

A whole community has evolved around blogs, called the blogosphere. This includes all blogs of any subject, whether they’re personal in nature or business oriented. Bloggers, or people who create blogs and post in them, produce content on various subjects ranging from simple online journals to in-depth educational strategies and complex marketing tools for businesses.

The most common use for blogs is still personal, people sharing their lives or interacting with one another on specific topics, but blogs are having an impact on many other aspects of our worldwide civilization, including politics, entertainment, health care, education, and business. One of the best aspects of blogging is its ability to open up the fields of information exchange and communication. On any given topic, bloggers can express their up-to-the-minute knowledge and opinions, offering multiple unfiltered perspectives and almost limitless access to further research.

Powerful Tool

Blogging is not just a communication tool, but also an evolving method for influencing the way we live today.

Creating blogs is a simple and an effective method of expressing oneself, but even if a person doesn’t feel ready to dive that deep into blogging waters, blogging content can still be an excellent source for entertainment and education.

Not all Internet technology has to be a mystery—once demystified, blogging becomes a powerful tool to help our society step into the future.

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 extremejohn July 25, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I just retweeted this bro, I have plenty of people that ask me questions you answered in this article, all the time.


2 EzyBlogger July 25, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Glad that you enjoyed the article bro. Thanks for the RT.


3 Misc Bytes July 27, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Very good explanation – this will be a good place to point all our friends and coworkers who are really not quite sure what we're talking about. Thanks for the great post!


4 tycoonblogger1 July 27, 2009 at 8:48 PM

This is a very helpful article about the basics. I am going to send the link to my parents, they do not understand what it is that I do with my blog, or what a blog is, etc..


5 EzyBlogger July 28, 2009 at 12:30 AM

That's great bro.


6 Dexter Boyle August 2, 2009 at 11:49 PM

This post really do great and kept lots of vital information.

Thanks for the post.


7 Melvin August 4, 2009 at 5:52 PM

It's so true. Actually it ssounds funny that most people don't realize that blogging is more than just a tool for making money online.


8 Regie Rivera August 7, 2009 at 4:27 AM

I love blogging! and this blog helped me a lot with very useful articles.


9 lionslinger August 16, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Blog is the most wonderful thing that happened in the internet. :-)


10 EzyBlogger August 29, 2009 at 10:43 AM

I guess they are :)


11 EzyBlogger August 29, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Thanks Regie


12 EzyBlogger August 29, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Haha… yes Melvin. Many don't.


13 Cynthia September 4, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Keep it coming my friend!


14 Melvin September 8, 2009 at 6:17 AM

Blogging is so popular today that you don't even have to demystify it.. :D


15 rondi September 8, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Great breakdown of blogging…especially for newbies starting out. Thanks for sharing.


16 Ricardo Bueno September 9, 2009 at 2:22 AM

I started blogging on Xanga of all places yeeeaaars ago! Then I moved onto Blogger, Typepad and Wordpress.

It's a great feeling! To blog, to put your thoughts on there and to connect with an audience and build a community. I recommend to anyone irrespective of what they decide they want to write about.

Great post by the way!


17 Dick Schaefer September 9, 2009 at 9:58 AM

I teach Blogging for Business in a small town, population 15,000 but with a tourism draw in season so many businesses are asking: Why do I need a blog, and what will it do for me if I build one?

In my opinion every business could benefit by having a blog, a free one like Blogger or a custom content management system on a blog platform such as WordPress, depending on the type of business. There is no better way to communicate to your customers on a regular basis about special offers, new products, tips and tricks, testimonials, etc.


18 EzyBlogger September 9, 2009 at 4:29 PM

You are right Dick, a blog is a great tool to communicate with your customers. Twitter is another excellent tool !


19 EzyBlogger September 9, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Thanks Rocardo for stopping by.


20 EzyBlogger September 9, 2009 at 4:34 PM

haha…Thanks for dropping by bro !


21 EzyBlogger September 9, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Thanks Cynthia.


22 Surender Sharma September 12, 2009 at 2:23 AM

Really impressed with your article because I know all these things which you have mentioned but many other people who are not aware of blogging they will benefited more with the article about blogging.


23 EzyBlogger September 12, 2009 at 7:15 AM

Thanks Surender. Great site you have there..


24 Katherine October 7, 2009 at 10:44 PM

I love blogging. I remember the first blog I started – it was on Blogger and I still have it and post now and then out of nostalgia. Then I moved on to WP blogs – learning that platform completely changed my blogging life for the better. Great article!


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26 Hesham October 19, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Very nice post, I have enjoyed the read! this is my first time here, I have arrived through Wong Ching Ya at FB, have a great time!


27 EzyBlogger October 20, 2009 at 6:12 AM

Thanks for dropping by Hesham. Will reply to your email soon. Cheers.


28 izzat aziz October 21, 2009 at 12:48 AM

i bloggin both for fun and fund.. but currently for fun.. and it really is fun. thank to who invented blog.


29 Surender Sharma November 2, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Good man !
The post is really awesome with more and real information about blog.
Blogging definition is explained wisely.
Thanks for the sharing…..


30 EzyBlogger November 4, 2009 at 12:57 AM

Thanks for dropping by Surender !


31 Young Habits November 3, 2009 at 12:05 AM

The definition of the blog is very deep but you have tried to clear very nicely and simply.


32 EzyBlogger November 4, 2009 at 12:56 AM

Thanks for visting !


33 reena mathur November 17, 2009 at 1:24 PM

This were so great !!! Realy helps me to understand more in depth on blogging and blog sphere!! Thanks Bro !
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34 EzyBlogger November 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Thanks for dopping by and for posting my story at your blog Reena :)


35 Ben Hoare January 10, 2010 at 1:12 AM

I thought this was a really good introduction to the concept of blogging and its possible uses. I’ll bookmark this and point people to it whenever the anyone asks the question of what a blog actually is.

It’s interesting that you talk about how the possible remit of a blog has evolved over time, so that we now see blogs on a range of topics, not just individuals’ lives.

I sometimes wonder if we’re conflating two separate ideas when we talk about blogging. On the one hand, a blog is thought of as a particular type of website – normally one that’s regularly updated, posts are usually displayed in reverse chronological order, etc. But on another level a blog is a type of technology, a tool that can be used on any site.

What’s the difference between a blog and any other website? Now that blogging is no longer solely personal, do you think that the distinction is starting to blur?
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36 EzyBlogger January 10, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Hi Ben,

Thanks for dropping by. These days, it’s very hard for the average surfers to differentiate between a website and a blog. I guess it make no difference if you are at a website or a blog, as long as you can find what you are looking for there :)


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