The Purpose of BlogsIn Business, Communications, Government and Academic Institutions<br />By: Nicole Mera, Brittanée Noyes, Daniel Spikowski<br />
Definition of a “Blog”<br />Blog: A website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on<br />
What are Blogs Used For?<br />Personal online journals <br />To post music, video’s, Pictures<br />To pitch a product<br />Link others to interesting sites <br />Share information without physically meeting with someone or a group of people<br />
Step by Step Process to Create a Blog<br />Step 1: Start a web browser <br />Step 2: Choose any website of your choice, in this case we are going to use www.blogger.com as an example. <br /> <br />Step 3: You will be taken to the home page. <br />Step 4: Create an account, name your blog and choose a template. <br />
Step by Step Continued…<br />Step 5: If you already have a Gmail or Google Groups or Orkut account then sign in by clicking the “Sign in First” link. You will be taken to the Google account signing in page. Sign in to Google account by typing in there your Id and Password. If you don’t have a Google account you are going to need to create one. <br />Step 6: Next think of an appropriate blog title and blog URL if you haven’t beforehand.<br />
Step by Step Continued…<br />Step 7: Now after clicking the “Continue” button you will “Choose a template” here you can choose a template for your blog from variety of templates. Click the “Preview template” link to preview your blog. If you choose a template and want you later change it you may.<br />Step 8: Click the “Continue button” and you are finished setting up the blog space. <br />Step 9: Create Blog Posts! <br />
Interesting Facts About Blogs<br />A new blog is created somewhere in the world every half a second. That goes to show how popular blogging is on the Internet.<br /> Blogs have influence. Surveys suggest that a lot of Internet users prefer reading reviews published on blogs before making a purchase. <br />
More Fun Facts<br />You don't need to spend a single penny to publish a blog. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. You may even write blogs from a mobile phone.<br /> <br />You don't need any technical skills to create a blog. If you know how to write an email on the computer, you are good enough to write a blog.<br /> <br />If you are worried about sharing your details on the Internet, you can create a personal blog that can only be read by your close friends and family members.<br />
More Facts To Know<br />You can put advertisements on your blogs and make some decent income. There are people who have quit their regular jobs to become full-time bloggers.<br />You don't need to know English to write a blog. There are free tools available to help you publish blogs in any language including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bangla, Tamil, etc.<br />
More Facts To Know<br />44% of all bloggers are parents, 70% have college degrees, two-thirds are male and 50% of them lie in the 18-34 age group.<br />
Conclusion<br />In Conclusion Blogs Are:<br />Used for EVERYTHING!<br />They take no background knowledge<br />They are FREE!<br />There is no right or wrong way to have a blog<br />They are extremely useful and beneficial!<br />
References<br />“Blogging 101 .” Blog School . N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2010. <http:/http://blogschool.in/facts.html>.<br />Evans, Alan, and Diane Coyle. Introduction to 2.0 . N.p., n.p., 2010. Print.<br />Google Images <br />
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