What is blogging?By
Really, what is it? In my case, that’s a really good question because although I’ve heard about it, read some, even written some, I still have no idea what they are, what they’re for, their purpose even.
Is it just the ramblings of a random person? Well according to good old Wikipedia
“A blog (a blend of the term “web log”) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. …”
Come again?! So to the average person, it’s like a diary of specific events. Ah, that I can understand.
So why do it then? Another good question and one that, again, I have asked myself. Well, you can barely turn on your pc or laptop without some reference to blogs or blogging. Should you dare to venture into the world of Twitter, you will see that it is chock-a-block with them. And yes, many of them are interesting so there must be something in it.
But why me? No, not said in a whiny voice, lol. Why NOT me! I have plenty of interest and value to tell the world. No, not my life story (though that may happen one day), but my skills, abilities and experience that may help other people.
So does this mean that I have to have a website then? Well, no actually. There are plenty of websites around that look for regular bloggers to contribute interesting articles for them to publish. Believe me, as a novice, I did get a huge buzz out of having one of mine in “print”. Right, but who does that? On this one you’d need to refer to the Blogmistress – well it is her domain (yes, pun intended!).
OK then, what next? Ah…..just do it!