Wednesday, January 21, 2009

BLOG: How To

WHAT IS A BLOG?

USE YOUR FREEDOM TO SPEAK, EXPRESS. START BLOGGING

A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, 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. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting), which are part of a wider network of social media. Micro-blogging is another type of blogging, one which consists of blogs with very short posts. With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning — that of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something.

BLOGGING AND ADVERTISING

It is common for blogs to feature advertisements either to financially benefit the blogger or to promote the blogger's favorite causes. One can use Google’s Adsense (http://www.google.com/adsense) to put Ads in blogs and start earning as the blog reader clicks on the adsense links. Be careful to follow the adsense rules and regulations before using it.

BLOG AWARDS

A Blog award is an award for the best blog in a given category. Some blog awards are based on a public vote and others are based on a fixed set of criteria applied by a panel of judges. Various organizations have started blog awards with varying degrees of success. Some have become defunct. Refer: http://2008.weblogawards.org/

ADVANTAGES OF A BLOG

1) Blogging is Really Easy
2) Blogs Can be Set Up Quickly
3) Blogs are Search Engine Friendly
4) Blogs are Extremely Organized
5) A Blog is a Magnet for Readers
6) A Blog is an Instant Online Community
7) Built in RSS (Really Simple Syndication)


CREATING YOUR BLOG: STEPS
1. Find a decent blogging provider those appeals to you. Some may include
http://www.Blogger.com
http://www.WordPress.com
http:// spaces.live.com
http://360.yahoo.com
http://journals.aol.com

MuseCrafters.com, Livejournal.com, JournalHome.com, ChoseIt, TheDiary.org, Mindsay.com, Blog.ir, Blogagotchi.com, Diaryland.com, Blogdrive.com, weebly.com or Xanga.com.

2.Once you sign up, you'll have a gallery of ready-made templates to choose from. With these, you can pick a color scheme and layout for your blog.

3.Decide on whether or not you want your blog to be private or public:
Do you want any Internet visitor to be able to read your blog, or do you just want your friends and family to be able to read it? Most blog sites offer the ability to password-protect your published posts so only those who you approve of can view what you've written.

4.After you've set up your blog, write a few posts to test it out, and make any adjustments to the layout or style that you see fit.
Like if you just got a new template, you'd check your blog to see if you like it, right? At first, it will seem tough to figure out what to write, but once you get into a routine of daily blogging, you will find it addictive. Write about your day, your thoughts, events, ideas, fears, pleasures, the news, current affairs, art, or anything you are interested in!

5.Visit other blogs to build a blogging circle.
When you leave comments, add your blogging address so they can visit you too. (Note: This will not work if your blog is private)

6.Publish your blog by sending the URL to your friends or publish the URL on your website. Add the URL to posts you make on other blogs.

Compiled By: Bhupal Sapkota 062/BCT
(Ref: http://KatCafe.blogspot.com)

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