but…<br />…of the 133 million blogs tracked by Technorati…<br />…only 7.4 million have been updated in previous 120 days…<br />…meaning 95 percent of blogs are dormant….<br />…it is estimated that 50-100k generate most traffic…<br />…although hits aren’t everything…<br />…and there are still 7-10 million active blogs<br />
Bradley Fitzpatrick started Livejournal in 1999
Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) made ‘Blogger’ in August ’99. (Now Google owns Blogger)
2001: Popular blogs came into being, blogging started becoming a craze.
2002: Politicians, movie stars, everyone started embracing blogs.
2004: Tsunamis- Bloggers unite, making blogs a social movement!</li></li></ul><li>What is a Blog?<br /><ul><li>A website where entries (or posts) are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order
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Top Reasons People Blog<br /> The most popular reason that people blog is to keep friends and family updated. <br /> Bloggers also blog to get published or featured in traditional media, to speak their minds, to connect with people, to share expertise.<br /> To enhance their resumes, attract clients and to make money.<br />
Words To KnowaBlog<br />A typical blog combines text, images, video’s and links to other blogs<br />A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web, Published frequently <br />
Words To Know Blogger<br /> someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger<br />A contributor to a blog or online journal<br />
Words To KnowBlogging<br /> The process of updating a blog is “blogging”<br />
Blogging TipsDo’s<br />Write as though you are talking to someone<br />Be interesting<br />Include links to other blogs and websites<br />Keep a list of ideas for future posts<br />Post comments on other blogs<br />
Blogging TipsDont’s<br />Make the articles too long<br />Forget to edit your article before posting it<br />Use inappropriate or highly technical words<br />personal information or company secrets on your blog <br />