The word “Blogging” or “Blog” isn’t new to us. Being a communicable e-disease, it has spread its addictive and luring fever to one and all using Internet. And I have no feeling of shyness in saying that I am one of its victim, and very much proud to be known as a blogger.
The reason why I am able to write this synopsis is all because of blogging. After a year of successful and appreciated blogging, when I turn back and read my own archives, I feel so elevated and polished in terms of writing skills Sherry dyson . In one of my posts, I have mentioned one of the million plus points of blogging and that being honing your writing skills and bringing out the hidden writer in you and have encouraged my readers to start blogging, as it is still not late, and the world of Internet is always ready to welcome new people. There is no one in this world who can’t blog. Just that they need a spark!
The term blog is derived from the two words, “weB” and “LOG”, thus BLOG. It is a form of online diary entry where users around the world express on any particular topic they want. Typically, people blog about their personal life, technology reviews, and news on politics. Websites like Blogger/Blogspot, WordPress, MyTypes, CreateBlog, etc. allow you to create a blog in few easy steps. And with that done, you step into the world of blogging.
In my recent paper on Web 2.0 during an event in my college, I stressed on Blogging and it’s impact on people. I have observed that no other form of media has been so fast and effective as blog has been. It has taken birth right since late 90s, but as far as I have observed, it’s still “NEW” and is constantly evolving with the new people joining in. With other form of technologies evolving, tools like RSS/Feeds help people to subscribe to ‘n’ number of blogs, so that they get a regular update of the precious posts into their mailbox.
And as we all know, all use Internet. And when I say “all”, it means those particular groups of people who have taken birth just to be against humanity and Government. Since there is no restriction on who blogs about what, the negative side of the society is always ready to post about what they hate, thus creating a disgrace to the community of bloggers.
I maintain two blogs, “Pragith’s Orbit” and “NetgEex.neT”. I and my friend have joined together for a mega project called “Muftwares”.
As the name indicates, once you enter the website, you are into my orbit and are surrounded by the posts which give a hint of what is getting on with my personal life. The next being my Internet related tech blog. A-one-of-a-kind blog, which teaches newbies to the world of Internet, the tongue-twisting terms which they come across once they enter any URL. The last one being a blog filled with reviews of freeware, just to promote the result of hard-work of the developers and a meager attempt to seal piracy.
Logs or weblogs are the alternative names for blogs. The blogs usage spread during 1999 and the years following, being further popularized by the near-simultaneous arrival of the first hosted tools for blogging. Open Diary launched in October 1998, soon turning into thousands of online diaries.
Blogging was established by politicians and political candidates to express their opinions on war and other issues and cemented blogs’ role as a news source. Sometimes blogging can have unforeseen consequences in politically sensitive areas.
Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services, or they can be run using special blog web applications, such as WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger or LiveJournal, or on regular web hosting services. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate. They become a way to reflect on life or works of art.
It is common for blogs to feature advertisements either for the financial benefit of the blogger, or to promote the blogger’s favorite causes. Blogs are given rankings by Technorati based on the number of incoming links and Alexa Internet based on the web hits of Alexa Toolbar users.