What is a blog and why is blogging so popular? This is one question I know for a fact many people search for on search engines. It comes up regularly when I am researching keywords for my blog posts. So I decided to write this post to help answer some question surrounding the blogging industry.
What is a blog?
A blog like Fashion and Style Police is a regularly updated website/web page usually owned by an individual (blogger) and written in a conversational or informal style. Blog posts are articles that appear on the blog and they usually include pictures, texts, videos and animated GIFs. A blog can set to private or public. If set to public, your blog posts can be accessed on the big wild web by anyone except you set up specific blog posts to private access only.
The difference between blogs and websites
A blog can appear as posts on one page or individual pages. Posts are usually displayed to readers in reverse chronological order with the most recent content appearing first, unlike a regular website. Many confuse blogs for websites, and websites for blogs.
A website is updated with fresh content less frequently than a blog. Blogs usually have weekly, daily or even less than hourly updates. Also, blogs have comment sections to encourage online conversations about the blog content. This is not the case with a regular website.
Why are blogs so popular
Blogs are popular because people enjoy reading and writing them. Good blogs entertain, educate and inform their readers, which is why their readers keep coming back. Great blogs attract hundreds/thousands of views on a daily basis and this is because they play a role. Blogs provide a social outlet separate from social media platforms. Reading and commenting on blogs is a way to socialise online and at the end of the day, we are humans like to socialise one way or the other, and blogs provide that platform to interact with people all over the world. These are some of the reasons why blogs are so popular today.
If you are thinking of starting a blog, I would advise you to go ahead and do it. Many people believe the blogging industry is saturated and yes it is saturated but there is always room for a great blog. If your blog stands out from the rest and you have something to offer, then you will have no problem attracting blog views and followers, which will eventually lead to you making money from your blog. I offer a blog coach service that will help you grow your blog if you are struggling to get it going. Do get in touch if you want to hear more about the service.
Do you have a blog? What make you set one up? Are you thinking of setting up a blog? What is holding you back? Let’s carry on the conversation in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you so do share your thoughts.
Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting on my what is a blog and why is blogging so popular post. Have an amazing week ahead and be safe.
What I have figured out since beginning my health and fitness blog, is there are many who jump onto the blogging band wagon only to learn that being able to come up with good quality and readable content can become quite difficult once they have been at it a couple of months. Many eager, would be bloggers learn they do not have nearly as much to say as they thought they did.
I agree David.
This is great advice! I’ve found that yes the blogging world is quite competitive, however we all have something to contribute!
Yes we all do. Thanks Romina.
So many people still don’t understand what a blog is, sometimes when I tell people I blog they ask me what it is. This explains things well
Yea many have no clue.
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