Blogging in a Nutshell
A ‘blog’ is a website where entries are written in journal-format. That is, entries are submitted and displayed in chronological order. Essentially, a blog is an online diary. It is used to record personal accounts, just as a written diary is used.
However, a blog can also be used for the reporting of news and fact-based stories, much like a journal. The term ‘blog’ is a combination of two words: Web + Log = Weblog. The term ‘Weblog’ was then condensed to the term ‘blog’, which is widely used today.
The term ‘blog’ can be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog, or as a noun, as in the website containing the written content itself. Blogging has become more and more popular and more widely used, but is, however, just now seeing its potential. Between news, media, personal logs, current events, popular culture, etc., blogging brings about openness and a new free forum for people to voice their opinions.