A weblog is a web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information, kind of like a journal.
Why write a Blog?
Some people write blogs to just simply keep an online journal.
Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as blogging.
Whatever your reason, there is no right or wrong for a reason (unless you count the illegal).
- This biggest feature for any blog is that it is frequently updated or it is not updated.
It would be hard to find something in the middle but, you could.
- Many Blogs have links to articles or posts on other Web sites.
- Date header: The date the post is written or scheduled to post. Posts are generally presented in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Some blogs, such as Blogger ones, will let you disable this.
- Title: Each post is given a title. A title helps you keep your posts organized and it gives the reader a subject of the post.
- Permalink: A Permalink allows other bloggers to link to a post.
- Post: Words, photos. and/or information with links.
- Key words, often highlighted in boldface, which makes the post 'scannable' to the reader's eye.
- Author Name: this can be disabled in some blogs. It tells the reader who posted the post.
- Category or label: Individual postings are often labeled as part of a category.
It is an excellent organization tool, especially if you will be using links for navigation.
- Comments: Readers leave their own comments and reactions to the author’s post.
This can be altered.
- TrackBack: A way for one blog post to link to the post of another blog.
Most blogs share these;
- A main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. This will look like "labels or Newly Posted".
- An archive of older articles.
- A list of links to other sites, sometimes called a "blogroll".
- One or more "feeds" like RSS or subscription links.
Most blogs have a method to allow visitors to leave comments. Pingbacks" or "trackbacks", can inform other bloggers whenever they cite an article from another site in their own articles.