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Blogs Your Web Log

What are Blogs and how do I use them?

A Blog is a personal web site updated frequently with commentary, ideas, links and anything else the author likes. A blog can be a personal diary, a business communication tool, a political journal, a breaking-news outlet, a soapbox... whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules. They can focus on one narrow subject or range across a universe of topics.

A "Blogger" is the owner and author of the blog who "posts" an article on his or her blog. An entry, a post, or a posting, are the terms often used to refer to a specific article or commentary written by the blogger on his or her blog. They are ordered reverse-chronologically (that is, the most recent entry is at the top) and have archives of past entries.

Blogs on NetVillage Sysop Community can be public or private. Public blogs are accessible by any member of the system. Private blogs are closed to only those people to whom the blog owner has given access. In addition, the blogs allow visitors to post comments to blog articles and leave feedback to the author.

Blogs are meant to be very easy for someone create content on the web, allowing anyone to publish information, all at the push of a few buttons. Updating a blog is a much quicker process than contacting a web designer with changes or doing the coding and uploading yourself.

Overall, a blog is a fast, easy and fun way to establish an online presence.

You can also keyword search blog posts with Boolean "and", "or", and "not" operators, letting you quickly search for items of interest to you.