Despite the fact that there are over a hundred million blogging sites in the web, people are still curious about blogging. In fact, more people are seeking to join the club and own the title Blogger. I came to this eurekic discovery after a long time of ignoring the temptations to believe that the questions that come my way daily are based on interest and passion. Young people really want to start blogging and be successful at it. The fact that they are eager to know about it means that it is common knowledge that blogging isn’t easy. Is it fun? Yes and no. Is it paying? Yes and no. Is there prestige tied to the title? Yes and no. Blah blah blah? Yes and no. the details to the Yesses and the Nos will be dealt with. For now let us know what blogging really is.
I started by mentioning that there are more than 100 million weblogs. This statement is pregnant with both the intention to scare you and to acclimatize you with the real facts early enough. Another fact, at this juncture, should be that a new blogger can still be successful despite the already existing tyranny of numbers. So, what is blogging? What is a blog?
A blog, being the short form of Weblog, is a platform within the World Wide Web in which discussions or streaming of useful, relevant, and discrete information is shared.
The forum can be driven by an individual, an organization, group of people or just a particular cause. The information is available in a timeline format, from the most recent post to the earliest. Everything occurs on a site that can be searched and found in the internet. This is what is called a blog. Blogging, on the other hand, you can guess. It is the process of continuously and regularly updating information and discussion topics on the blog site that you manage. Ideally, you can view a blog as a diary though you don’t have to talk about yourself and your seemingly interesting life (this also works btw). You just keep talking and talking about your chosen topic.
From the explication here, you do realize that there is nothing so intricate about blogging. In fact, far from the definition of a blogger that was recently given by Njoki Chege, a person who blogs is just an individual who is generous enough with his/her free time, to share the experiences of their lives, entertain, inform, empower, and encourage their audience. In this regard, apart from the primary roles of a blogger, the other ad hoc functions could include loathing Njoki Chege for having dubbed a blogger as: A blogger is typically any dimwit with internet connection, rent to pay and a lot of free time.