Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    The Basics of Blogging

    With the advent of internet marketing, Web publishing
    is continually gaining ground and popularity.
    Nowadays, technologically savvy corporate businessmen,
    or even business employees, use blogs to build and
    manage relationships with their consumers. They share
    their company’s expertise, culture and other
    information, which can help develop the customer’s
    interest in their products and services.

    On the other hand, not only do businessmen venture in
    the world of blogging but regular computer users too.
    Not only can they voice out their opinions and
    thoughts to others but also earn money in more ways
    than one; from selling ad space to offering expert
    services, which in turn builds their reputation as a

    If you are thinking of entering the blogsphere, you
    must be ready of the problems you might encounter in
    several areas of blogging, such as: choosing,
    installing and configuring your blog software tools.
    Although the collection and assortment of
    configurations vary widely, a neophyte blogger can
    still get confused. The tools are not the only
    obstacles you must overcome but also the terminologies
    used for blogging.

    Tools for Blogging

    Basically, the software tools for your blog greatly
    depend on your provider. For instance, the RSS
    functionality can be absent from one provider but
    present in another. Additionally, some blog software
    tool providers can cost as low as $4 each month
    depending on the extent of service you choose, while
    others can be used for free but with limited services.

    Choosing the right software tool depends on you. If
    you have enough cash to spare for a blog or if you
    want to really get serious with a blog and hope to
    earn cash in the future, which is always a
    possibility, you have the option of choosing priced
    blog software tools. However, if you are a newbie
    blogger, it might be advisable to start with free blog
    software tool providers.

    Fortunately, some providers that charge for their
    services also offer free trial periods, which range
    from 10 to 30 days. This is an excellent opportunity
    to try and test out the services they offer without
    paying any fee. Luckily, if you find a provider that
    you are comfortable with and offer the services you
    need, you can always use their free trial periods to
    the full extent before subscribing.

    Blogging Terminologies

    Blogging is like a secret society and like most secret
    societies; it has its own language that you must
    learn. Although, technologically savvy individuals an
    easily familiarize themselves with these terms, it
    might be hard for those who have limited or no
    background with Web publishing whatsoever.

    Firstly, the most important term in blogging is Post.
    A post happens every time you place or publish an
    update to your blog; you also create a post this way.
    Secondly, since blogs are a means of communication,
    comments are also possible. If your audience leaves a
    message regarding your published content, this message
    is referred to as a comment. Normally, the comments
    are labeled and time-stamped to allow you and other
    readers to see who posted the comment and when it was

    Comment spams, is also a term that happen when a
    single reader continuously repeats the same comment
    over and over again. This can be a headache for the
    blogger as the blog can be used by the reader to
    promote other blogs or Web site.

    These are just some of the few terms that you can
    encounter in blogging. Only exploration and experience
    can help you understand the other terminologies
    involved in blogging.



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