A few years ago, it would have been easy to imagine that a blogester was some kind of competitor in blogsport, a futuristic sport that has yet to be invented. However, today, blogging has become very commonplace and chances are that most of us have read at least one blog in our lives.
A blog is a site that features periodic updates, called blog posts, on a subject, often displayed in reverse chronological order. Blogs can be about anything, from a person’s random thoughts to very specific topics like sports or politics. They can be run by one individual or a host of people. A person who writes a blog is called a blogger.
The term blog is a portmanteau of the words web and log. Blogs first became popular in 1999, though there were predecessors of blogs that had existed on the internet since the beginning. Blogs gained numerous attention in 2002 when they helped break a number of hot political stories, often before traditional news outlets. This caused many people to turn to blogs for the latest news. As a result, by 2004, many mainstream new organizations had launched blogs of their own in an effort to keep up with the latest trends.
As of February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence. Some of the most popular sites for posting blogs are Tumblr, WordPress, and Blogger. The blogging idea has taken off online in other areas as well. For example, there are now vlogs (video blogs) and podcasts (audio blogs).
If you would like to find more information on blogs, look no further than the internet. A simple internet search can connect you to any number of blogs. If you wish to create your own blog, there are many sites that can have you up and submitting blog posts in no time.