What is Blog ? Blog, is basically an information.It can be in relevance to any thing ,for example,a product,a new technology,a review of album or a movie,or any issue going around.Blog carries your view for a particular issue in consideration or it can be just an user guide for the new product in market.As an example look at any brochure,say,of an university,all it contains are BLOGS. A blog can have one or multiple authors.It can be done online or offline as per author’s convinience.
Blogging,is a process,as you move forward you learn about its softwares,its tools,the basic terminologies.All that is mentioned should be kept in mind to improve content quality of your blog.The uniqueneness in your writing and keeping in mind every small thing a reader needs to know and ofcourse your presentation can help a lot many readers and gets you more viewers as well.
WHAT CATCHES ATTENTION?
The TITLE of your blog catches the first sight of the viewer.The shorter,the better.But informing enough of what they can get in the body of the blog.It should read like as if the reader needs to know what you have got to tell them.I am telling you my experience.And yes it should be original and the target audience is the most important thing to be taken care of, in your blog.
USE FOR STUDENTS
As a student,it is more of a learning experience.You tend to improve your skills and makes you a professional and ultimately,your professional experience boosts up your CV.For students interested in writing,there is no better work than this to start with.Some websites and companies pay you for writing for them,gets you earning.Its a give and take procedure.For students in journalism,mass communication,marketing,there is a lot of work in writing online.
WHAT SHOULD BE YOUR ISSUE
The issue or topic of your discussion can be anything that serves to the needs of the readers.You can write about a social issue,contribute by giving suggestions,putting forward a matter that needs to be discussed in our society.It can be related to a product(as i have mentioned earlier),reviews on the product,guidance to use it,or it can be just information about college or anything.
The information that you deliver reaches a certain set of audience who needs it,so it should be useful to them,to take their time out and read it.
The Blog Softwares are better known as Blogwares,Blogging softwares,and Weblog Softwares.
There are certain softwares for writing blogs that are meant to guide the writer and clearing all doubts .Softwares such as , WordPress ,Blogsmith, Crowd Fusion, Drupal, Typepad,Squarespace,Live Journal,Tumbir.These are also called BLOGGING PLATFORMS.
There are certain free platforms for bloggers: Wordpress,Movable Type,Blogger,Tumbir.
There are two types of tools on the basis of cost,one is Low cost tools and the other is Free tools. If one has software such as wordpree,Drupal,that is,Content Management Systems(CMS), then there is no need of anything else.But if you want to test first and then get something more technical and advanced then free tools are the ones that you are looking for.The tool should help you use branding of your organisation,design scheme,gives you ease to add a custom URL or address.
WHY PREFER CMS?
Content Management Systems(CMS) are most opted for because having them reduces need for any other tool for your valued blog.Along with this, it gives you freedom to stand for your blog on your website. and saves you from the mess of operating two separate locations.
Another attractive use is that it offers other authors to write and post on your website.This feature helps you get more information from different sources,makes content management a team work,and ofcourse the variety in writers gives variety in type of blogs the website will contain.
Originality,uniqueness are the very own qualities a writer has. Mere copy’n’ paste work is not an effort to learn or gain experience.Make your blogs your mark of identity in writing,because this is what makes a reader pay attention to you.
If you are writing for someone else’s website,so your copy’n'npaste effort is in truble because all your posted content is checked by various software’s, which clearly marks the authentic and the copied content.
DO NOT WRITE FOR SOMETHING YOU DO NOT KNOW.GET THE CONCEPT CLEAR,THEN PROCEED FURTHER,OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE ENDING UP WITH COPYING FROM HERE AND THERE AND COPYING WILL LEAD YOU NO WHERE.