There are approximately 152 million blogs on the internet, and it’s estimated that two new blogs are created every second. It’s likely that you’ll be referred to a post on someone’s blog whenever you search for information on Google. It’s also estimated that most people read a blog post at least once a day.
When blogs were originally started, they were primarily places for people to write about their day-to-day activities. Mundane, everyday tasks became fodder for journal entries. Somehow these writers gained a following and the hobby of blogging was born. Today blogs have evolved somewhat, and “bloggers” write about a wide variety of far more interesting topics.
People use blogs to document their travels around the world, or promote a cause or charity. Businesses use blogs to market their products, or provide support. Blog topics range from hair tips, technical information and news to cooking, health, gardening, sport and actually just about anything you can imagine.
It’s a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions or really anything you want it to be. It’s like having your own website that you update frequently - similar to a Facebook timeline in a way.
Never before have average, everyday people been able to reach such a huge global audience so easily. Though there are still people who write about their daily activities, there are also those who give almost no detail about their lives, but write instead about a hobby or interest. Others dedicate their blog to something they are passionate about, or teach about a topic they are knowledgeable in.
A blog is really just an online diary and accessible to anyone on the internet. Entries are called posts, and usually the latest entry shows up first. This is the basic difference between a blog and a website - the way that information is presented. The writing style, or tone, of blogs is also generally chatty and informal, though there are many bloggers that prefer to keep a more professional and formal tone in their writing.
Blogs generally also allow visitors to comment on posts and articles, a feature which most websites don’t allow. Blogs also have fewer pages than websites, although modern blogs are now adding an About and Contact page. Blogs also usually send out a free newsletter with each post to keep their visitors informed about new content. CyberStudeo will be adding all these features to our blogs soon.