Blog - What is it? When I started to live on the internet, no blogging, other than a live journal , I did not know, and the word seemed a little strange, to say nothing of its derivative - the blogger. Now, when there is no doubt that my site is a blog, I wondered, what is - a blog. I'll try to articulate their thoughts,
if you have a different understanding of the word blog, I'll be happy to comments.
First, the blog - this site. That is, there is no opposition to the blog - site. But not every site is a blog - there are some features of blogs is inherent in distinguishing them from the total mass of the sites. The concept of "blog" is on a level with the concept of otdnom "forum" or the concept of "wiki-site." What are the symptoms of this blog? What are the advantages to webmaster what he is doing a blog, and not just an information site? Read on!
‘A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser.’ Source
‘A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links.’ Source
‘From “Web log.” A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger.”‘ SourceBy the way, and encourage webmasters to read. Not everyone knows interesting facts about subscribe.ru, useful for the development of the site.
1) Sort by date
The first requirement - all articles on the blog should be sorted by date. There is an analogue of feeds. Actually, this claim goes back to the formation of words: blog - blog - weblog - web log. Web - is the internet, log - a logging. The events are registered and have their date, sorted through them.
Why is this requirement is reasonable and convenient for users? Because the updates in this way organized site is easy to follow. For example, you can just go to see if there are any on the new favorite site. But it is much easier to get updates of this site through a feed, for example, via a convenient program for google Reader , subscribe to the rss-updates. Another option to receive updates of such sites - service subscribe.ru, which is used by many of my readers. If your website is not news sorted by date, then such surveillance is not possible.
But there is a second requirement. Pure news site because a blog is not, blogging - it's something more. In the blog comments to be, rather, should be able to leave comments to the recordings. Moreover, it is desirable that these comments could follow in order not to miss the answer to your comment. Again there are two options - rss-feed for comments to the recordings, as well as subscribe to e-mail
These two properties, and determine what is a blog. It seems to be true? By the way, do you think the blog - this is Web 2.0?
What else is good blog? For example, the fact that the news blog can be placed in social systems - in the arsenal of every blogger has a list of social bookmarks for faster indexing of new items, there is blog directories, blogging is a means of monetization. All this - the theme of a separate story , but the general conclusion of this - better to do a blog than a static site - a guide.
And another interesting fact. The fact that a blog should be rss-feed, that it should "burn" through feedburner, they know everything. And that's what this tape can be used to create automated mailings subscribe.ru, few know. Immediately this is impossible - you need to create a mailing list, do some good issues, and to apply for the upgrading of distribution. If successful, you can already use the rss-feed to automatically send, which is very convenient. If anyone is interested, ask advice will help.
This article is written for those who want to know what the blog. Because of my occupation is quite common to talk about it, I decided it would be more correct to state once its sobrazheniya more or less systematically.
My description of the blog does not claim any uniqueness, not for correctness. I'll be glad to hear your constructive ideas.
The short answer
Blog - this is a public blog with comments.
Regular blog few people show. Blog opened for reading, what is more, readers can leave comments to the recordings.
Blog personalities. He is the author - a living person (or authors, if it is a group blog). Moreover, there is blog in the context of the individual author. In this it differs from the forum, which is more similar to an anonymous conversation in a crowded place.
Blog is social. First, the blog - it is in a sense community. Second, from the very beginning of blogs the authors began to unite in the community through the publication blogroll - read list of blogs. More from the blog, as you might guess, are assumed to readers, some of them know the author personally. This makes your blog unique in its unobtrusive and informative tool for communicating with a wide circle of acquaintances, friends, clients, and so on, with the possibility of a collective feedback.
Blog exists in time - records appear in chronological order. (Of course, this does not prevent the author to group them all for some features, such as topics). This differs from the usual blog site, whose content is "forever." Blog is discrete, it is in some sense, this itinerary.
Blog - this conversation . People usually talk about what is of interest to them and what they have a personal relationship. In contrast to this blog's monologue from the usual news. The conversation involves a theme or focus. The focus does not necessarily have to be topical, it may be, for example, emotional.
Since the blog is tied to the time it seeks to maximize innovation, and because he is a person, new events are comprehended and interpreted. So blogs - a good environment for new ideas, and the social dimension of blogs allows these ideas to spread and impact of growth.
Technically, there is a blog for software, which allows the author to publish on the site of entry, and readers - to leave them comments, and all it shows on the site. Readers can visit the blog at a convenient time for them - in contrast to this blog from the list.
Etymology of the word "blog»: web log (1997) -> wee-blog (1999) -> blog. The significant word here is log - a record of events or everyday activities.
In retrospect, the first blog could be called the inventor of the web page WWW, Tim Berners-Lee (saved here ). The term weblog was first used by Jorn Barger , and that's how it looked. Today (in 2005) in the index Technorati 1/18 million blogs, and their total audience - about 50 million people.