Blogging Miscellaneous

What is a Blog and Why it is Popular

what is a blog
Written by Digvijay Singh

So you have come across the word Blog, and you want to know about it. In this article, we will discuss about blogging in depth.

Definition Of Blogs

There are many definitions of a blog which define it in different ways.

The term blog is a short form of weblog which came existence around 1995.  A blog is a regularly updated online diary or journal where you can express your views and share your ideas with the whole world.

A blog is a website which contains ideas, opinions, and knowledge shared by anyone. You can also have your website where you can share your thoughts and call it as a blog.

There are three terms which come to the word blog:

Blogger – The one who owns and write blogs.

Blogosphere – The online community of blogs.

Blogging – The work of writing blogs.

Blogging is getting popular day by day. The use of blogs has surprisingly increased since 2005 after WordPress became popular. WordPress has powered almost 30% of sites over the internet. It is one of the most used CMS in the World.

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History of Blogs

Blogs started around 1995, but at that time they were called as weblogs. In that time blogs were like a personal diary where users posted their views on daily basis. As the use of Internet increased, the number of blogs on the internet also increased.

Blogging Today

Blogging gain popularity as the use of Internet increased.

As the number of Internet users increased, more and more engaged in sharing their ideas and knowledge with the rest of the world.

As an estimate, there are more than 170 million blogs in the world which keep increasing each and every second.

Today blogs are a source of knowledge for its readers. If you have any problem then you can get solutions on blogs.

Earnings from blogs

In the starting of the blogs, there was no or almost very little way to earn money from it.

But today there are many ways to make money from your blogs. As the use of Internet increased, Internet marketing has also increased which is the main source of income for bloggers. Many pro bloggers depend totally on their blogs for income.

A blogger can earn thousands of dollar from their blogs, but it takes time to build such blogs.

Future Of Blogging

There are high chances that the blogs will still hold their popularity because they are a vast source of knowledge.

However, after an increase in the use of YouTube, peoples prefer to gain knowledge by videos instead of boring text. There is high chance that it will somewhat affect blogging.

If you are a blogger then you must adopt the change and start creating tutorial videos along with writing.

Can You Start a Blog?

Yes, Of Course. Anyone can start a blog.

You can also start a blog and posting knowledge you have.

You will require writing skills for sharing your knowledge. Else, I will recommend you to start a YouTube channel because it will a cheap and easy option.

Explore and learn more about writing skills before start writing a blog. If you can express yourself by writing some texts then you are ready to blog.

If you want to ask something, feel free to use the comments section.

About the author

Digvijay Singh

I am the founder of WpBlogRadar where I share tips, tricks, and How To articles on blogging. I am a blogger since 2012, and here at WpBlogRadar I share my blogging experience, and knowledge gained so far.

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