Thursday, August 03, 2006

Blogging - A Guide for Beginners

Blogging - A Guide for Beginners
Copyright 2006 Joshua Spaulding

Instead of writing text, some bloggers choose to make their
blogs more audio friendly by using spoken word entries,
this is called audio blogging.

Basically a blog contains the following features:

Title - This allows you to label your post.
Body - This is the content of your post.
Trackback - Other sites can be linked back to your blog.
Permanent Link - Every article that you write has a URL.
Comments - This allow readers to post comments on your blog.

One of the advantages of blogging is that it is made of
only a few templates, unlike other websites that are made
up of numerous individual pages. This makes it easier for
blog users to create new pages, because it already has a
fixed setting that includes: slots for title, body of the
post, category, etc.

This is especially useful for first time users, since they
can start blogging right away. They can choose from a
number of templates that blogging websites provide.

Anyone who wants to start a blog can do so by becoming a
member of a blogging website of their choice. Once they've
become members, they automatically become a part of that
particular blogging community. They can browse through
other bloggers pages and link them back to their own blogs.
They can also make comments on other members' blogs.

Blogging is not just limited to personal usage. There are a
lot of blogs that follow a theme such as: sports, politics,
philosophy, social commentary, etc. These blogs espouse on
their specific themes. This way blogging becomes a medium
in which people can share their knowledge and opinions
about a variety of themes and topics.

Some bloggers even use their blogs as a means to advertise.
Some authors advertise their books on their blogs, while
other bloggers use their blogs to shed light to currents
issues, events, news and catastrophes.

Nowadays in education, blogs also play an important part.
Professors use blogging to document the lessons that they
have discussed and taught, this way students who have
missed classes can easily catch up with their assignments.

A lot of entrepreneurs benefit from blogging by promoting
their businesses on their blogs, with millions and millions
of people logging onto the net everyday, blogging has
become a lucrative move. Some bloggers who run online
businesses promote their merchandise online, while others
profit through advertisement.

The most popular blog type, by far, is the one that takes
the form of a personal journal. This is the kind that is
usually used by first time bloggers. Individuals who want
to document the daily struggle of their everyday lives,
poems, rants, and opinions find that blogging offers them a
medium in which to express themselves.

Bloggers usually communicate within themselves. This is one
of the appeals of blogging. It creates a community of
people sharing their ideas, thoughts and comments with each
other.

Blogs varying in topics, themes and set-ups can be found in
blog directories. First time users who want to get an idea
of what the blogging world is all about can browse through
a number of blogs using these directories. This way they'd
get an idea of what these blogging communities are like.

Blogging is popular all over the world. Blog is short for
the term WebLog. There are no rules when it comes to
blogging. Bloggers have the freedom to express themselves
how ever way they want and the best thing about blogging is
that most blogging sites are free.

There are numerous blogging websites to choose from on the
net giving first time users the option to join a blogging
community that appeals to their interests.

Just search any blogging directory and you'll get a listing
of a lot of blogging sites that are available on the net.
It's easy to search a blogging directory, because it is
organized according to category. This way you can get
exactly what you are after. Blogging is really for
everyone, it is fun, simple and easy.

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Joshua Spaulding is an Author providing everyday people the
chance to profit from the internet at
http://makemoneyonline.josh4info.com Joshua also owns and
operates a Quality Article Directory where Authors may post
their Articles for inclusion in Ezines and on other
websites at http://www.articlesalley.com

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