What is a Blog? What is Blogging? How to become a Blogger?
What exactly blogging is? The word blog came from Web-log. Which means an informational website which is updated every now and then.
Later web-log was shortened to blog. Lot of people started using blogs and hence the skill of writing these blogs or maintaining blogs became blogging.
In olden days also, people use to blog and that too without digital technology. How? people used to write their thoughts, ideas or emotions in a diary kind of book. They used to write their daily routine and also about their hobbies, specific situations or events and etc. But today, in this digital era people started creating blogs with the help of many online platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Wix, Tumblr and etc. I won’t say these are the only ways to create a blog but these are the popular ones.
When you create a blog in these platforms, it will give you a free subdomain, for example If I am creating a blog in wordpress then my blog’s url will be Sushmita.wordpress.com or sushmita.wix.com.
You can also create your blog without the extension like yourname.com. For that you need to buy a separate domain and hosting. To understand, what is domain and hosting please check my other videos.
The basic structure of a blog looks like this. Your blog can have a header and a footer. A menu bar will show all the quick links. And then you will see all your posts at the centre of your screen. All the posts that you create can be listed out here. Also, all the latest post will be listed on the top. I mean to say, the newest of your post will be always shown at the beginning of your blog. And the oldest post will be shown at the end or the last page of the blog.
Blogging has evolved as a profession these days. Blogging is not only for sharing your ideas or knowledge with the rest of the world but also used to earn money. I will tell you how ?
There’s a program called Google AdSense. Where you register and submit your blog. And then Google place its advertisements on your blog. Whenever your blog users or blog visitors clicks on these advertisements, Google will start paying you. Google AdSense is a very good source of income for bloggers. Not only Google AdSense, but there are many other channels by which you can start earning with the help of your blog. I have created a separate video on Google AdSense, you can check that video for more details.
Now, many people may have a question about the difference between a website and a blog. In a website what all pages you see? Usually you see Home page, About us, Services or Products and a Contact Us page. A website has limited number of pages and rarely new pages are added into it. Where as in a blog, every now and then or frequently there will be addition of content or posts in it. In other words, Blog is frequently updated with new posts. So that is the main difference between a blog and a website. And, that’s it about blogging.
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