Blog talk is not the same as everyday language. So, I decided to start passing on some definitions taken, for the most part, directly from online blogging platforms or Wikipedia. Now, believe it or not there is super great information in the WordPress codex. Ok, what is the codex? That is the place where some really well written material and answers to most of your questions regarding blogging and WordPress live.
If you just go to the bottom of the page while writing your next post and click on Documentation. There it is!!
So, here is the definition of a blog and some other definitions from the WordPress Codex and Wikipedia.
“A blog, as defined in the Codex Glossary, is an online journal, diary, or serial, published by a person or group of people. Many blogs are personal in nature, reflecting the opinions and interests of the owner. But, blogs are now important tools in the world of business, politics, and entertainment. Blogs are a form of a Content Management System (CMS) which Wikipedia calls “a system used to organize and facilitate collaborative content creation.” Both blogs and Content Management Systemswebsite (site for short). A website can be thought of as a collection of articles and information about a specific subject, service, or product, which may not be a personal reflection of the owner.”
Here is the definition of a Blog from Blogger.
What is a Blog?
“A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.
Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.
In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.”