A blog is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.

Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.

Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting).

When choosing a place to host your blogs, consider your audience.  You might find that your neighborhood, city, or region hosts a blog for articles related to the community.  Or your work or hobby group might host a blog for articles related to those activities.  If you are blogging for personal reasons, just wanting to journal what’s on your mind, you can use free blog hosting services such as WordPress and Blogger.

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