To understand blogging is to understand its terms. You need to be familiar with the words like blog, platform, domain, and web host. Once you have mastered these key basics, you can go into any discussion about blogging with confidence. After familiarizing yourself what exactly a blog is, surely you can start one for yourself in no time.
What is a Blog?
A blog is a shorter term for the word weblog, which means a site containing a succession of online posts presented in reverse sequential order. When you say blogging, it simply means posting anything you want and your blog shows the latest post you have done. That is all! Most blogs that are published are text base, but there are also others who setup photo blogs.
The rest of blogging 101 has to do with the technical side of things. If you are starting a blog, as I mentioned from the previous post you will need a blogging platform, a web host, and a domain name.
A blogging platform is a content management system that permits you to write down posts and publish it to the internet. Your platform is also where you install the template or theme to give you blog its look, from color scheme to font size. A web host is something like a virtual file cabinet where your blog and all other data are stored. Your computer corresponds
A web host is something like a virtual file cabinet where your blog and all other data are stored. Your computer corresponds to your host when you upload or amend a post.
The domain name is the online address of your blog, and it usually ends in ‘dot com’, ‘dot info’, ‘dot org.’ and more.
Now that you know what is a blog and blogging, I think you are now wondering how to start a blog and what are the steps you should take to have one. On my next blog post, I will be talking about how to start a blog in five easy steps.