A blog is simply a blog-like discussion or written commentary posted on the Internet, usually consisting of informal, frequently personalized diary-style text messages. Posts are generally displayed in reverse chronological order, with the latest post appearing at the top of the page, followed by previous posts. A blog can be used for any purpose or topic, though specific purposes have been determined by individual bloggers and communities. There are some places on the Internet where you can find personal blogs and interactive forums where people can comment on individual topics.
There are many blog post styles, or blog appearance settings, that can be used to create the visual look of your blog. The most common blog site styles are described below, along with an explanation of each:
Informative. Informative blogging is designed to provide information of an academic nature or other general interest. Blogs can share information on specific topics, such as gardening, or can provide background information on individuals, companies, or groups. A typical informative blog, like that which we will discuss below, begins with a brief introduction to the topic-type topic (an academic article, for example) and goes on to share interesting bits of information, as well as links to related reading and further reading resources.
Personal Use. Personal blogging describes blogs intended to share personal experience or view on events. In the context of blogging, this can mean anything from sharing tips on weddings to reviewing a restaurant. Bloggers can also use personal blogs to chronicle personal life events, such as a family vacation or a road trip. This type of blog tends to be informal and can sometimes be considered non-profit personal blog, since the purpose of such a blog is to share an experience, rather than provide information or facts.
Hybrid. Hybrid blogs are a mixture of two or more of the above categories. They are, in general, a combination of traditional blogs and websites, but often incorporate features of both types of blog. These blogs tend to be informative, controversial, or personal, but tend to be informative as well as commercial.
With all this in mind, you can begin to create your own blog, targeting a specific audience and incorporating a few of the previously discussed points. For example, if you were creating a blog post on how to grow vegetables, you would brainstorm content ideas before writing your post. Whether you choose to write an informational blog posts or an entertainment blog post, your blog should be focused on a particular topic and should answer a question for the target audience.