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I wanted to really get to grips with blogging before I passed any kind of judgement on it and it would appear I have been sucked in. After making myself add posts for my college research I am now really getting into using blogs as a way of recording information.
To begin with I opened a Blogger account and found as my first experience it was very positive. It was a great introduction into the world of blogging and didn’t overload me with technical information, it just kept things very basic… (which was how I liked it). Soon however after spending some time with it I because frustrated with the limits it placed upon you… I guess kind of out grew it! The thing that was most important to me was the look of the site… and blogger just didn’t do its self any favours on this front.
So I made the leap to WordPress!!
And how lad am I that I did… It’s so purdy!! I love the look of my Blog and find there were many ways to improve my logs with things like widgets…. I did in the beginning have a problem with the fact you couldn’t add posts to your ‘pages’ but I am slowly coming to terms with that fact and am starting to move on. I would love to in time create my own blog but for now i’m just taking it one step at a time…. and loving it!
There are many different types of blogs, differing not only in the type of content, but also in the way that content is delivered or written.
The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read by anyone but them. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate; they become a way to reflect on life or works of art. Blogging can have a sentimental quality. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream, but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following. A type of personal blog is referred to as “microblogging,” which is extremely detailed blogging as it seeks to capture a moment in time. Sites, such as Twitter, allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family and is much faster than e-mailing or writing. This form of social media lends to an online generation already too busy to keep in touch.
A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. Blogs, either used internally to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs.
is a type of blog that answers questions. Questions can be submitted in the form of a submittal form, or through email or other means such as telephone or VOIP. Qlogs can be used to display shownotes from podcasts or the means of conveying information through the internet. Many question logs use syndication such as RSS as a means of conveying answers to questions.
By Media Type
A blog comprising videos is called a vlog, one comprising links is called a linklog, a site containing a portfolio of sketches is called a sketchblog or one comprising photos is called a photoblog.Blogs with shorter posts and mixed media types are called tumblelogs.
A rare type of blog hosted on the Gopher Protocol is known as a Phlog.
Blogs can also be defined by which type of device is used to compose it. A blog written by a mobile device like a mobile phone or PDA could be called a moblog.One early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam, an online shared diary of a person’s personal life combining text, video, and pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and EyeTap device to a web site. This practice of semi-automated blogging with live video together with text was referred to as sousveillance. Such journals have been used as evidence in legal matters.
Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs, house blogs, fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs. While not a legitimate type of blog, one used for the sole purpose of spamming is known as a Splog.