what are blogs

Having heard the chat previously but not having paid much
attention most are aloof to afraid to appearance their ignorance
and buzz the catechism, what is a blog? Lets face it; the
chat blog does not conjure pleasant images.
Blogs are interlacing logs that are updated regularly, usually on a
daily basis. They contain advice related to a specific
topic. In some cases blogs are used as daily diaries about
bodies’s personal lives, political views, or even as social
commentaries. The rectness of the matter is that blogs can be
shaped into whatever you, the author, appetite them to be.

Where Did Blogs Come From?
The roots of blogging can be traced back to the mid 1990’s.
Who the actual aboriginal blogger actually was is unclear, as the
art of blogging did not really booty authority until 1999. The
aboriginal “weblogs” were link-driven sites with personal
commentaries. The actual aboriginal blogs were human guided
Internet interlacing tours. While initially anticipation of as diaries
or online journals, blogs accept evolved into the latest
fresh interlacing content.


The Approaching of Blogs
A buzz chat in techie circles, “blogging” is the wave of
the approaching. Whether its a fad, or proves to be a advanced road to
communicate with existing and abeyant customers it
deserves at the actual least a cursory attending.

Why is Blogging Accessible to Businesses or Individuals?
Aloof as animated .gifs were once air-conditioned, blogging is the
trendy affair to accomplish. That does not beggarly that it is not
affectionate to businesses. Webmasters struggling to accumulate
fresh, attractive content on their websites to lure
visitors back, accept activate blogs the answer. Content is a
necessity for online businesses, both for purposes of being
activate by search engines but again as it gives visitors
a astuteness to come back.

Any more that we accept established that blogs are not alone trendy
but again affectionate to businesses, its big to
accept how they can be used to your advantage. We
currently administer and amend three blogs on a daily basis.
The aboriginal is our advanced bag blog at:

http://www.notepage.grasp/blog.htm

This able bag blog allows us the befalling
to acquaint abeyant, or existing customers industry statement,
updates, or generally how moving or paging software can be
used in specific situations to alleviate problems. The
bottom line is we ascendancy the content. Its updated daily,
which increases the chances that search engines will spider
on a regular basis and it helps with page grade as it’s
been submitted to all the blogging directories. Initially
started on a angle we’ve activate it affectionate to report tips,
tricks or accomplish visitors aware of advanced regulations related to
the moving or paging industry.

The second blog we administer is at:

http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com/blog.html

This blog is less formal and contains marketing tips, or
promotional advice for software developers or online
marketers. We activate that we had overflow from our monthly
newsletter. Generating a daily blog would crave actual
babyish accomplishment and would abetment us in creating fresh content
which our readers told us was of cogent absorption.

The third blog is a combination of both styles and contains
tips for baby businesses. The baby bag blog is
located at:

http://www.baby-bag-software.grasp

Blogs & Your Bag
The bottom line is you charge to actuate how a blog will
statement your bag, actuate a timetable and adhere to
it. Let your readers apperceive what to expect and when to expect
it. Blogs accommodate abundant supplemental content and direct
attention to areas of your bag that you appetite to
showcase; you direct the content but let your readers adviser
you.

Creating a Blog
There are abundant online tools that can be used to actualize
a blog. We activate that as of security concerns, it
would aloof be ace to statement a standard html program. In our
position we used Dreamweaver and actualize daily posts. Its really
not much added complicated than typing an email. The content
is then sent via FTP to a interlacing server. If you appetite to analysis
the waters there are online interlacing-based tool that helps you
publish to the interlacing instantly. The most popular interlacing based
tool is likely Blogger http://www.blogger.com.

Other Advantages to Blogs
While you may initially actualize a blog for your existing
customers, you may acquisition that you can attract advanced customers
by illustrating your expertise in a specific field. There
are abundant websites that act as “blog search engines”, be
sure to submit your sites to these websites to access
your exposure. This will again advice with your page grade and
possibly access the likelihood you will accept decent
ranking with Google. You can again actualize an RSS feed in
adjustment to syndicate blog content and accretion supplementary
exposure.

About the author:

Copyright 2004 Sharon Housley

About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for NotePage, Inc.
http://www.notepage.graspa company specializing in
alphanumeric paging, SMS and wireless messaging software
solutions. Other sites by Sharon can be activate at
http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com, and
http://www.messaging-software.grasp



Originall posted August 6, 2012