What Is A Blog?

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What Is A Blog?

How Would You Like To Learn How To Blog
And Make Money While Doing it?What Is A Blog

This entire website is an example of a blog website.

Feel free to click through the Pages, Categories, and Posts. This website was built while working through the easy to follow step by step training at Wealthy Affiliate.

A blog can have “static pages”. The “category” pages are also known as a blogroll because a “categories” page shows all of the “posts” connected to that “category”. A standalone post and static pages are known as blogs.

Here are some screen shots to show the difference between a “static page” and a “blog roll”.

Wordpress Static Pages

Jaaxy Wealthy Affiliate

The image above shows a drop down menu with
Wealthy Affiliate and Jaaxy. These two Static Pages are linked to the Parent Page “Legit Work From Home Businesses”.

A blog is the easiest and fastest way to get a Website up and running. Using WordPress Wealthy Affiliate walks YOU through exactly how to create a WordPress blog.

When looking for a definition one of my favorite places to look is ask.com.

“blog
[blawg, blog]
NOUN
1. a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
2. a single entry or post on such a website: She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine’s website.
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [BLOGGED, BLOG•GING.]
3. to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [BLOGGED, BLOG•GING.]
4. to express or write about on a blog: She’s been blogging her illness for almost a year.”
(http://www.ask.com)

The word “blog” was created by truncating two words “web log” became “blog”. A blog can be a discussion or informational site. Blogs are made up of “posts”, “categories”, and “pages. There are a lot of different ways to organize a blog. Generally “posts” are categorized within the “categories”, then the “categories” within the “pages”.


8 Comments

Ian

October 11, 2014 at 2:36 am

Thanks for putting this together, Susie! I get asked this question every few months and I’m going to bookmark this so that I can just send people a link to your site instead of typing it up every time I get asked 🙂

    drsusie

    October 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Great! Thanks for the support. Feel free to bookmark any page here

Dr. Jim

October 10, 2014 at 12:32 am

DrSusie: my degree is DDS- retired. this is my first & only try at building a website. So far so good.
my website is not up & running yet.

Thanks Dr. Jim

    drsusie

    October 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks Dr. Jim,

    I think it is important for new people to let others know this is something that can be learned.

    The help at Wealthy Affiliate is unlike anything I have ever seen.

    Susie

Jennifer

October 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

This really helps viewers understand the definition on Blog. Having a blog is a great way to tell your stories, on what has helped you or impact you in a good way or even a bad way. I truly enjoy using Wealthy Affiliate, if it wasn’t for WA I would not know how to even start with building my own website.
Great job…

    drsusie

    October 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for your comment and I feel the same about Wealthy Affiliate as you do.

bernie

October 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Sweet and simple article, but accurate and I hold a really clear understanding what blog means, thanks to you.

    drsusie

    October 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I appreciate the comment

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