What is a Blog And How to Create One For Free

Blog is basically a website running on Internet, in blogs people share valuable information and also do discussions on the topic that are complex for a single person to solve. We can say the blogs are providing the platform to share information.

Definition

The term blog as many definitions like

“…the first journalistic model that actually harnesses rather than merely exploits the true democratic nature of the web. It’s a new medium finally finding a unique voice.”–Andrew Sullivan

“a collection of posts…short, informal, sometimes controversial, and sometimes deeply personal…with the freshest information at the top.”–Meg Hourihan

Types of Blogs

  • Personal Blogs

The personal blogs are ongoing online diary or commentary written by an individual, rather than a corporation or organization.

  • Group Blogs

A type of weblog in which posts are written and published by more than one author. The majority of high-profile collaborative blogs are based around a single uniting theme, such as politics, technology or advocacy.

  • Reverse Blogs

A reverse blogs are like online Fourm, it is composed by its users rather than a single blogger. This system has the characteristics of a blog, and the writing of several authors. These can be written by several contributing authors on a topic, or opened up for anyone to write.There is typically some limit to the number of entries to keep it from operating.

Like these there are many type of blogs some are based on specific device, or some specific product and many more list will be very long.

Why I Write Blogs

In bloging one simple question that will confuse you is why i start bloging what will i get from it, their are many people like you and me want to be listen by the global audience to share our thought about some topic thats but the blog is all about the blog provide you with the frame work where you can tell other what are your thought about some specific topic

Still their are many bloggers who write about their life i.e whe they woke up, when they eat breakfast etc. But their are many other bloggers who write about their interests are their hobbies without writing about their life style.

Website Vs Blog

One might consider that blogs and websites are similar what thats not right. First i was also confused about it. but then i find out my answer on shoutmeloud.com website. Here is major differences by shoutmeloud.com

Website

  • A homepage that displays content from several sections of internal website pages.
  • A design portfolio of work.
  • A blog might be a part of a website, but not the only thing.
  • A Frequently asked questions page that readers can browse to get more information.
  • A page of client testimonials and feedback.
  • Company’s terms and privacy statements pages.
  • A Contact form that allows visitors to get in touch.
  • A services/products page that displays what they have to offer for the visitors.

Blog

  • A chronological listing of blog posts.
  • A commenting system that invites readers to participate in the communication and leave behind comments.
  • Blog posts are archived by date, category, author, tags and sub-categories.
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for posts and/or comments for feed-readers like Feedly, etc.

How to Create a Free Blog

Their are many platform for free blog like wordpress, blogger etc. But here we are using the blogger to get our free blog

Head to the Blogger.com website, remember click only on blogger.com are many other extension like blogger.org etc just ignore them.

blogger.com website

For first you might have to sigh in to blogger website. Don’t worry you don’t have to create a new id for it. You can use you gmail account id to sign in to  blogger.

After sign in, click on the create new blog, 

create a blog

next you have to enter the name of your blog are also the domain name, but for now domain name would be like Domain.blogspot.com. Yon can also select custom theme for you blog and then click on Create Blog.

Thats all you are ready to go your blogging site has been successfully created you can start creating posts for your blog by clicking on Add New Post.

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