So you’ve decided to start a blog? You’ve written a few entries, but it’s not getting the responses and feedback you expected when you decided to take the initial plunge Tiny zone. You don’t want to give up, but quite honestly you can’t understand just why blogs are such a big deal. What’s all the fuss about? And why does everyone talk about blogs in such reverent, awed tones?
The word blog is an abbreviation for Web Log. Described as an online diary, a blog gives its writer the freedom to express his or her personal thoughts and opinions to what is potentially the biggest audience in the world. The freedom and accessibility of the Internet means that anyone in the world can access any blog at any time. Theoretically a blog has the potential to be read by more people than any best selling book. It’s a disturbing, yet exhilarating thought.
Blogs are virtually the ultimate soapbox, and the true success of a blog depends on how the writer wants to reach his or her readers. There are a number of different ways in which to write a blog, and the content supplied needs to be considered according to the audience you want to reach. There are many different kinds of blogs, and I’ve selected the ones I feel most relevant to a personal blogger.