I received many inquiries from friends asking me how do they create, maintain and write on a weblog. That’s why I have decided to write a few things about creating a blog. My suggestions are based on my personal researches and experience with blogging.
When thinking about creating a blog, you need to consider those main factors: what is blogging, which blog forum you will use, what type of blog you want to create, the advantages and disadvantages of blogging.
Blog definition: Wikipedia website defines a blog as a type of website usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, description of events, or other material such as graphics or video. To find a most comprehensive definition of blog and blogging, I suggest that you refer to that link http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=define%3A+blog&aq=f&aqi=l1g10&aql=&oq=
Blog forums: there are many blog forums but the most common ones are Blogger, Blogspot, Wordpress, Tumblr and IWeb. They all present cons and pros. Choosing one of them will depend on your needs and expectations. The following link makes a balanced comparison of them, use it to choose which blog forum will host your web log. http://the-bob-blog.blogspot.com/2010/02/blogger-vs-iweb-vs-wordpress-vs-tumblr.html#
Type of blog– There are many types of blog depending on what you want to do: personal, business, school, non-profit, politic, military, private, sports, tutorials and etc. For more info, google ” type of blogs” and you will find information about it. For instance, mine is a personal blog.
Advantages of Blogging– There are a lot advantages when you blog but I will focus on those few ones:
Blogging improves your writing habit (people will be reading your posts and you don’t want to disappoint your audience, do you?), you observe, keep track of things surrounding you better, make more researches(aren’t you looking for interesting topic to post about), you earn extra money(if it is a business blog only). I might or not extend more on it in a further article. Stay tuned!
Disadvantages of Blogging– To keep it short, blogging is challenging since it requires for you not only to write down what you have in mind but in a compelling and clear manner. This is not easy task for everybody. Blogging eats up time because writing with coherence is a difficult task for most of people. Blogs are easy to start but hard to maintain (dont’ think that you will start one and forget about it until next year, blogging is about constance). You need to keep it CONSTANTLY updated if you don’t want to lose potential readers.
After you have considered those points, it is time to decide whether or not, blogging is something right for you. The next step is to create your blog. Easy task! All you need is to know how to read. Just sign up with your chosen forum and follow all the instructions and you will start your blog.
I am all excited and look forward to reading your lines soon! So, get busy dear potential bloggers! Good luck and welcome to the blogging world (in advance).