WHAT IS A BLOG? Computer Applications
“Website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on posts.”
Variations of the term blog: • Blogging: The act of writing a post for a blog. • Blogger: A person who writes content for a blog.
Common Features • Blogs are usually (but not always) written by one person and are updated pretty regularly. • Blogs are often (but not always) written on a particular topic • Blogs are used to put people into contact with each other where they can learn, share ideas, make friends with and even do business with people with similar interests from around the world.
Benefits of Blogs • You can easily build an online presence • Sharing of ideas, opinion, and information • Creating a blog is a powerful tool to use to promote a product or service • Regular updates on changes occurring in your company on a daily, weekly or monthly basis • How to articles for use of your product and answers to questions from your customers