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What is a blog?

A blog is a website or part of website that is updated with regular entries published chronologically. The topics and themes of blogs can vary greatly. Some blogs are similar to personal diaries, while some are commentaries or focused around a particular subject.

The history of blogs

The first blogs were published in the mid 1990s. They were very similar to daily diaries, except for the fact that they were now integrated on the web. In the late 90s, however, a variety of sites were opened with different interfaces for the everyday user to create and publish personal blogs. Today, blogs have become an important part of the Internet. Many corporations use blogs today to keep customers up to date or to distribute important information. In addition, with the help of major search engines, many new blogs have been  gained immense popularity which allows bloggers to easily monetize their content. 

How do I create my own blog?

Creating your personal blog is very simple. There are a variety of portals and sites available which allow users to create and publish a blog free of charge. Many people create blogs to keep in touch with family and friends since blogs allow you to group your pictures and thoughts on one common page. Many students create blogs when they study or work abroad in order to keep their family and friends updated on their new lives.