What is a Blog?



A frequent, chronological publication of brief thoughts and Web links.


A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person’s life and on the Web, a hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people.

People maintained blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend gained momentum with introduction of automated published systems, most notably blogger.com. Thousands of people use services such as Blogger to simplify and accelerate the publishing process.

Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs. However, “blog” seems less likely to cause confusion, as “web log” can also mean a server’s log files.


web log