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What is Blogging? What Are The Different Types of Blogs?

| March 5, 2011 More



One of the questions commonly asked in the internet fraternity and among the internet users is what a Blog is? Although the question seems odd enough for those who are already blogging or for those who have deep knowledge of Internet you can get the answer of this question by a small google. You can try Wikipedia, or other blogs that can direct you to proper answer of this question.

Rather than pulling your nerves, it is better to understand with a simple example. Suppose you are interested to write your diary on daily basis or you have some views on a current issue or on the subject of discussion. Whatever you discuss, express in a debate and whatever you write down in a diary is a form of blogging just you have to express it in words and publish it on Internet. The word Blog originally comes from Weblog, which is shortened in late 1990

Different Types Of Blogs

  • Personal Blogs: This is a most common type of blogs and like sharing thoughts or ideas on a specific niche. These are just expressions or reactions of the blogger towards the topic on which he is blogging.
  • Corporate and Organizational Blogs: Sometimes blogs are also used as an internal means of communication where in it is specific to the members of the company or an organization. In other instances, blog used effectively for improving brand value or market share of a product then, these blogs can also be considered under this category.
  • Blogs by Genre: When blogging is done by, considering a specific industry or a Genre then these blogs comes under this category. All the travel related blogs, education related blogs, politics related blogs, music, art, quizzing and law related blogs are also called as blogs by Genre.
  • Blogs by Media types: When blogs are posted which comprises of different media types like, Videos, Photos, Links, Sketches etc. then they are media specific blogs and have separate names for them like for photos, photoblog, for video vblog, for sketches sketchblog etc.
  • Blogs by devise: Sometimes blogs, published on Internet by using different devices are called as device specific blogs. Suppose for a blog, Mobile or PDS is used then they are called as moblog and comes under this category.

Although blogging does not need formal education, you ought to have optimum knowledge of Internet and sources where you can publish these blogs.

Saksham is a part time blogger and loves to write on webhosting and tech niches. He blogs for a site selling best cheap hosting servicesand dedicated server hosting.

 


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  1. Hey Shiva,

    You are absolutely correct about the different types of blogs. Everyday blogging becomes more and more popular. People are starting to use blogs to expand their businesses more.

    God bless,
    William Veasley
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  2. John says:

    Absolutely you are right………. blogging does not need formal education, anybody have optimum knowledge of Internet and sources could publish the blogs according to their mind.
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  3. When someone ask me ‘What is Blogging?’, my ans is ‘yaar, jo bhi puche ga batadenge par ye maat puchBlogging kya hota hai, it is more hard then doing Blogging’.. Anyways, nicely explained..
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  4. Henway says:

    In my eyes, blogging is the easiest way for anyone to start a small part-time business. It requires a little time, $0 (if you get a free blogspot blog), and you can start out writing stuff you know a lot about. Everyone who knows anything about a computer should start a blog, IMO
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  5. It was fun to read the basics of blogging after long time. Blogs by devise title looked new nice.
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  6. I think now most brand are getting connected with consumer using blogging platforms . I think blogs are also one of the best sources for education online now .
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    • Shiva Chettri
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      Yup Atul, It is important for all business to have a blog to connect with their prospects. And ya, it is a great source of education to youngsters. Research have it that the people who blog are more intelligent than the normal human beings…

  7. Now I know what to answer to the question of what is blogging. Usually when I am asked this I just say “it is a website on the internet”. I often times forget to say that blogging is more personal than a website. Thanks for listing the different types of blogs :)

    • Shiva Chettri
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      Yup, Tammy, most of the times most bloggers get speechless when anyone asks them what is blogging. I think it is important for one to know about what they are doing…in this case blogging.

  8. Maria Pavel says:

    Nowadays blogs are also used for SEO purposes. You have, let’s say, an online store and you’re having trouble ranking it in google. You can build a blog related to your store and link from it, because a blog ranks easier than a static website. That is, if you update that blog often and take care of the SEO part.
    And that way you send visitors to your store and you also send link juice.
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  9. Jasmine says:

    Personal blogs are easiest to start and write. You can write about anything under the sun.
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  10. Rajesh says:

    You are absolutely right friend. Blog which came from Weblogs, really started off with online diaries taking the form which are seeing it as of today. Many bloggers are earning 6 figures monthly from blog. No doubt, blogging has got huge potential.
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  11. Ipad 2 says:

    blogs are a great way to connect with a easy to use interface , and mostly identical if you are on a platform like wordpress and blogger. makes navigation super easy and useful
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  12. I would put some research before you set up your blog topic or niche. But it is a great way to make some extra money in the long run.

  13. There are so many sites dedicated to blogging and tips on blogging, but so far your site explains basic things in detail. I’m planning to start my own blog now! Guess it will be a good platform for expressing my thoughts..

  14. Anna says:

    That’s it – the initial step in blogging! Before starting – learn something, find out the basic terms and knowledge and choose your niche! Otherwise, you’ll rush from one thing to another and will only waste time.

  15. Shiva Chettri
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    That is true Felicia professional blogging originated from personal blogging. Blogs were created for sharing personal views but now has grown into a profession
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  16. Maggie from Secure Hosting says:

    The term “Blog” is often thought of as an Online Diary; or at least that’s what I thought of when I first started using the internet. However, they’ve almost become a vital part of any business or the internet. The problem is finding ones that disclose whether they are for personal or informational use. Do you think there should be disclaimers on blogs entailing what their intentions are?

  17. Well… Lately tumblr blogs and Posterous blogs have got very popular. These blogs are called Macro blogs. They are not like Blogs because the posts are generally smaller. They are not micro blogs like Tweets because we can embed images videos and many more. Well this categorizing is the one that I recommend.

  18. Alex says:

    Whatever the type of blog, I think one of the most important skills a blogger should possess is the discipline to post on a regular basis. Not only does that help rankings in the long run, but it helps to build a following and credibility with your readers.

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