What is a Blog?

A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.

The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, “blog”, was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used “blog” as both a noun and verb (“to blog”, meaning “to edit one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog”) and devised the term “blogger” in connection with Pyra Labs’ Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms.

Definition of a blog:

A blog (shortening of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.

Blog structure:

The appearance of blogs changed over time, and nowadays blogs include different items. But, most blogs include some standard features and structure. blogs tend to have a few things in common:

  • The main content area with articles listed chronologically, newest on top. Often, the articles are organized into categories.
  • Header with the menu or navigation bar.
  • An archive of older articles.
  • A way for people to leave comments about the articles.
  • A list of links to other related sites sometimes called a “blogroll”.
  • Footer with relevant links like a disclaimer, privacy policy, contact page, etc.
  • One or more “feeds” like RSS, Atom or RDF files, etc.


Someone who runs and controls a blog is called as Blogger. He or she shares his or her opinion on a different topic for large audiences.

Here are some blogging categories and types:

  1. Lifestyle blog
  2. Health and fitness
  3. Travel and adventures
  4. Beauty and fashion
  5. Food and cooking
  6. Mom or dad diary
  7. Tech Blog
  8. DIY blog
  9. Gaming blog
  10. Personal Blog

To start a blog there are many providers who provide free or paid blog hosting plan to host your blog. here are some examples.

  1. WordPress.org (CMS, Need Web Hosting)
  2. Wix (Free, Paid)
  3. WordPress.com (Free, Paid)
  4. Blogger (Fully Free from Google)
  5. Tumblr (Free)
  6. Medium (Free)
  7. Squarespace (Free)
  8. Joomla (CMS, Need Web Hosting)
  9. Ghost (Paid)
  10. Weebly (Free, Paid)
  11. Websites.co.in (Paid)

I recommend you guys to buy Web Hosting from Providers like GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost, etc and then setup WordPress Websites into their Hosting Platform. in Next article, I will show you how to set up a WordPress Blog on Web Hosting.

Thanks guys for reading this article.I have provided basics of a blog. for more, I will post an article about how to start a blog and how to write an article.

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