I want to answer a bunch of basic questions about blogs, including what is a blog how blogs work.
What is a blog?
A blog is a website that a person or business runs and operates. There are many purposes of a blog, but one of the main functions of a blog is to provide information and help people. Good blogs are useful in some way, whether it be to entertain people, help people lose weight, or show off a personality.
In the most general terms, a personal blog is a website that has a personality attached to it. Either an identifiable person or group of people. Not all blogs run this way. Some blogs have a look and feel more like a “website”.
Why do people blog?
Everyone has a reason for blogging. A lot of people start blogging because they want their voice heard. There are about a million reasons why people want to be heard, but basically a blog is a way for people to express themselves.
A lot of people also blog to help others. A blog is an excellent tool to help people because one blog post could reach millions of people, helping a lot of people with one article. Anybody searching for something on Google could potentially find a bloggers blog post. Also, there is social media which often have blog posts promoted on it.
Ultimately, people blog to make money. Though blogging is a fantastic way to help other people, get popular, and share your voice and experiences, blogging is an incredible opportunity to make money online. So that’s the main reason why people blog.
If we’re gonna be real here, blogging successfully requires a lot of work and time dedicated to it. It’s too much work and effort to do it for free or for fun. Some people blog for fun but these blogs don’t get big because the work required to make it big is a lot.
If you’re interested in learning more, this is a great blog post about making money blogging.
What is blogging like?
I guess everyone has a difference experience about what blogging is like.
But a full time blogger spends their days doing a lot of different type of work. One major job a blogger has is to publish blog posts. There is a lot of work and research that goes into writing a great blog post. Writing a great blog post is important because there are a lot of blog posts being published daily, and to stand out, bloggers need to write great content.
Besides writing blog posts, promoting their blog posts is equally important. Because there are so many blogs out there pushing out content, it’s a very competitive environment to get their content seen.
And I’d say the last major thing bloggers need to do is to manage relationships with other bloggers, influences who they want to work with, and their fans and readers as well.
So there are a lot of daily tasks that bloggers have to complete in order to be a successful blogger. Each blogger will approach these tasks differently, and spend more or less time on each activity. A lot of bloggers are learning how to blog as they blog along as well, and their blogging strategy will change over time as well.
What is a blog post?
A blog post is a piece of content a blogger writes and then publishes. It is basically an article. But since we are talking about blogs, it’s a little more accurate to call it a blog post. The blog post is published onto the bloggers blog for hopefully a lot of people to see.
For example, this blog post about hobbies that make money is a typical blog post that’s pretty awesome.
What do people blog about?
People blog about a lot of different things. There are blogs about every topic imaginable, so people will be blogging about it. Some of the more popular blog topics falls under the main categories that us human beings care about the most.
So health, money, and relationships are the most important things in the world. And most blogs talk about things related to these topics.
Many blogs could be about a topic not related to the above main 3 things, like a blog about knitting for example, however, a knitting blog can still talk about relationships, money, and health because these things are really important no matter what.
Most blogs do not focus strictly on one subject. many bloggers like to talk about a few different things and relate it back to the main topic of the blog. Again, bloggers blog about a lot of different blog topics.
What does a blog look like?
A blog typically has a different feel than a website. A blog usually has more branding and personality than a typical website. For example, a mommy blog could have pretty colors and graphics that are fun and friendly.
A blog about money could have a more serious and professional feel, because the topic of money is typically a more serious subject. A health blog could be green and witchcraft blog could be dark. And some blogs have a minimal feel to keep things feeling clean and easy to follow.
A blog typically has one author, however sometimes it could have more. And the blog is basically an account of the authors experiences and advice. So you typically get more of a personal feel with a blog, and blogs will tend to look this way too.
What is the difference between a blog and a website?
A blog is a website. A website is anything online that has a URL. I guess you can say a blog is a type of website. A lot of people will say the word blog and website interchangeably. They mean the same thing, with the word blog being a little more specific when describing what type of website it is.
But in general, if you want to compare a website to a blog, a website usually has many authors and has no personality. It’s more of an information website or a website that doesn’t have any real personality or identifiable person.
For example, wikipedia is definitely a website and definitely not a blog. Apple.com is a website and not a blog. Google.com is a website and not a blog. This website, minthabits.com, is a blog because I am the only author and it talks about topics from my point of view, rather than a website that speaks about things in a general neutral tone.
What is blog and what does blog mean?
So essentially, a blog is an online property that has usually has a personal feel to it. People use blogs to share experiences, teach people things, solve problems, and make money.
Any questions about what a blog is?
Let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about a blog.