A blog and blogging is a website in which content is published from time to time. In the form of articles (also called posts). Ordered by publication date, so the most recent article will appear first.
An example is precisely this blog that you are reading right now, and in this specific article, I am going to explain very clearly what a blog is and what it is for.
Then, if you like it and you think it can help you too (it sure does), you can read this other article on how to create a blog step by step.
But, let us start at the beginning!
To be very clear about the broad concept of what a blog is. First of all, I am going to explain to you where this word comes from. Because perhaps you did not know.
In 1997 Jorn Barger uses the term weblog or weblog ( plural weblogs ) for the first time to describe the fact of “logging the web” ( logging web). And in 1999 Peter Merholz spreads the word in “weblog”, which means that from then on it ends up being abbreviated in blog, as we know it now.
Blogging in Spanish would be “blogging”, and it is a term that is used in many ways to refer. For example, to have, write, or manage a blog in general.
It is also used to refer to everything related to blogging. Such as “the blogging world,” “the blogging market,” and so on. What in Spanish would be the «blogosphere»
Blogger in Spanish would be “blogger” or “blogger” and refers to the person who writes. And it has or is dedicated to the world of blog and blogging (or blogging).
It also refers to the name of the blogging platform ( Blogger.com ) owned by Google. Or a blog created on it, for example when it says “have you visited my blogger?”.
So now you know, if from now on you read the words blog, weblog, digital blog, web blog, digital newspaper, etc. You should know that they are all synonymous with the blog.
As I said at the beginning, a blog is really a web page. But the difference with the rest of “normal” web pages is that it focuses on displaying publications (called posts or articles). As if they were a personal diary.
There is also a very important part in these publications that is very characteristic of blogs: the comments.
Now let me tell you a summary (short) of the blog’s history because I think it is essential to understand everything much better …
It could be said that the blog and blogging was born in 1994 by the hand of Justin Hall. A student who created a web page ( www.links.net ) as a personal diary. Where he talked about family “secrets”, his sexual relations, his flirtations with drugs, etc.
Imagine what it would be like to tell all these intimacies at that time and through the Internet when the network of networks was not as “open” as it is now …
Here is the Overshare documentary (in English): the history of links.net where he talks about the desire of people to share their privacy on the Internet to attract attention. Very good!
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