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Blogging - A QuickStart Guide
What is a blog?
A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). Although most early weblogs were manually updated, tools to automate the maintenance of such sites made them accessible to a much larger population, and the use of some sort of browser-based software is now a typical aspect of "blogging". (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
What software is needed to publish a blog?
Weblog software (also called "blog software") is a category of software which consists of a specialized form of Content Management Systems specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs. WordPress is an example of a weblog software application. All you require to use a weblog application is a web browser and Internet access.
What can I publish with my blog?
Blogs range in scope from individual diaries to arms of political campaigns, media programs, and corporations. They range in scale from the writings of one occasional author, to the collaboration of a large community of writers. Many weblogs enable visitors to leave public comments, which can lead to a community of readers centered around the blog; others are non-interactive. The totality of weblogs or blog-related websites is often called the blogosphere. When a large amount of activity, information and opinion erupts around a particular subject or controversy in the blogosphere, it is sometimes called a blogstorm or blog swarm. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
Is there a standard format to a blog?
The format of weblogs varies, from simple bullet lists of hyperlinks, to article summaries or complete articles with user-provided comments and ratings. Individual weblog entries are almost always date and time-stamped, with the newest post at the top of the page, and reader comments often appearing below it. Because incoming links to specific entries are important to many weblogs, most have a way of archiving older entries and generating a static address for them; this static link is referred to as a permalink. The latest headlines, with hyperlinks and summaries, are frequently offered in weblogs in the RSS or Atom XML format, to be read with a feed reader.(Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
How do people read my blog?
Your blog readers are able to read your blog content in one of two ways: 1) by visiting your blog site with a web browser and 2) by subscribing to an RSS feed that allows you to syndicate your content to interested readers.
What is an RSS feed?
Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a web content format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites and personal weblogs, or blogs. RSS is a dialect of XML. All RSS files must conform to the XML specification, as published on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website. Blog software such as WordPress automatically generate the necessary XML file that allows people to subscribe to your blog using a news reader.
What is a news reader?
A news reader, or news aggregator, is a software application, webpage or service that collects syndicated content, such as RSS and other XML feeds from weblogs and mainstream media sites. Aggregators improve upon the time and effort needed to regularly check websites of interest for updates, creating a unique information space or "personal newspaper." An aggregator is able to subscribe to a feed, check for new content at user-determined intervals, and retrieve the content. The content is sometimes described as being "pulled" to the subscriber, as opposed to "pushed" with email or IM. Unlike recipients of some "pushed" information, the aggregator user can easily unsubscribe from a feed.
Where can I search for blogs to read?
Google Blog Search is a search technology focused on blogs.