What Is Blogging, Blog and Blogger! Everything You Need To Know

Don’t you know what is blogging?

You came to the right place because you are going to know everything about blogging.

I’ve been asked by many peoples, How you make money?

I answered, I am a blogger and making money from my blog.

They got confused by listening to an unknown word. Almost 90% of people who asked me the same question don’t know about blogging.

Even in 2019, Blogging is an unknown word for many. But the world has changed a lot, people are adapting changes to their life.

History Of A Blog

The blog word came from the online diary that people used to keep store their memories in the form of text.

They were called diarists, journalists, or journalers(now they called Blogger).

Justin Hall(an American journalist and entrepreneur), who began personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earlier bloggers, as is Jerry Pournelle.

Another early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam, an online shared diary of a person’s personal life combining text, digital video, and digital pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and EyeTap device to a web site in 1994.

So, What is a Blog?

According to Wikipedia:

A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.

In simple words, A blog is a place on the World Wide Web which is used for sharing knowledge about any certain topic or product.

It used for helping people about any certain topic and businesses use blog for guiding their customers about their products.

A blog is a place where an individual can share his knowledge, skills, and experience to their users and make them knowledgeable.

For example, a blog on blogging niche shares knowledge and tutorials about blogging, affiliate marketing and how to start a blog.

I have seen many bloggers who write about their day to day life and their travel experience etc.

Blog Vs Website: Difference

Blog VS Website

People still wonder about the difference between a Blog and a Website…

Do you think they both are similar?

NO! both are not similar…

A blog needs to update on a regular basis, like a blog on Blogging niche like StayMeOnline needs to update with new blogging tips and other topic related to blogging periodically.

On the other hand, A Website represents the products and services of a company. Website owner rarely updates their website pages.

A blog page(blog post) has author name, date, and users can comment and ask their queries. But in website pages, there is no element available like this.

What Is Blogging?

Blogging is a process of managing a blog, whatever action comes under a blog called Blogging. Be it the process of a writing blog post, managing and replying comments, sharing content across the internet, internal linking old blog post to new ones or building backlinks.

Whatever you do for your blog called Blogging.

Let’s take an example to understand Blogging more deeply…

There is a boy and his name is Mr X (assume) and he loves cooking. he always teaches his friends and family members about his new dishes and recipes.

One day he came to know about Blogging and he decides to start a blog about the cooking. He started a blog and started writing about new dishes that he cooks every day.

Blogging is incredible, Blogging is something which gives you the power to live your life and let you help others to make their life happy.

Blogging gives you the power to reach the world and share your knowledge with others.

Why Blogging Is Getting Popular?

Blogging getting popular day-by-day…

There are 600 million blogs available on the Internet according to GrowthBadger.

Bloggers are blogging on various niches, like Travel, food, tech, make money online etc

There are many reasons people blog for, they want to share their knowledge, want to create a community or to make money online.

A Company uses a blog to guide their customers about their products and services.

It has been proved that a company which blog get more customers and sales than the company that doesn’t have a blog.

So, here is why blogging getting popular:

Blogging As An SEO Tool: Do you know blogging is an SEO tool?

Google and other search engines love new content, when you are writing a blog post you can optimize it in SEO-friendly way to get more organic traffic which is not possible without a blog.

Companies that blog get 55% more website visitors, according to Hubspot.

For Promoting Products and Services: Companies uses a blog to promote their products and services.

Blogging is the cheapest method for promoting products and services. As above I showed you, the more you blog the more traffic you will get.

If you write SEO-friendly content that Google loves, you may get good rank in Search engine result pages.

Apparently, you will get traffic and that traffic will convert into leads and sales.

Sharing Knowledge To World: Blogging is the best way to share your knowledge(you are expert in) to the online world.

Individuals are using the blog for sharing their knowledge to other people and help them in the topic you are expert in.

For example, You are a blogger of a tech blog, who writes reviews about the latest mobile phones. So, you are helping people who want to buy that mobile and researching online. they came on your post and read your blog post.

After reading, they have a clear idea of whether they should buy or not.

79% of online shoppers spend 50% of their shopping time researching products online, according to HubSpot.

A Blog Can Make Money: Blogging is getting more popular because people can make money too from their blog using AdSense, Affiliate Marketing and other sources.

Can A Blog Really Make Money?

YES, definitely!

In fact, bloggers are making money from their blog. They are working from their home with the help of a laptop and a stable internet connection.

These are the two things a blogger needs to make money online.

Here are the ways you can use to make money from your blog:

People are making $1000+ each month from their blog, this is the minimum figure.

Who Is A Blogger?

Someone who writes content about any topic on a blog (called “weblog” earlier) known as a Blogger.

Blogger is a person who loves to share their day-to-day life through his/her personal blog.

OR, Who passionate about sharing his/her knowledge on a particular topic using a blog to the audience.

Blogger is responsible for everything related to a blog, from writing blog posts to sharing content, everything within the blog.

In the above example, Mr X is a blogger who is passionate about cooking and started his own blog to share his knowledge with others.

Another example, I am managing StayMeOnline, I write blog posts, reply to comments, share my blog post to social media channels and other tasks on StayMeOnline.

So, I am a blogger who is managing StayMeOnline blog.

Best Blogging Platform

Blogging platforms that allow you to start your blog and write content to reach your audience. It gives you power and tools to manage your blog.

WordPress is the most popular platform for blogging, it is the choice of almost everyone who starts a blog.

Do you know? WordPress Powers Nearly 27% of All Websites
Here are the top blogging platforms for you to start a blog:
  • WordPress.org
  • WordPress.com
  • Blogger by Google
  • Weebly
  • Joomla
  • Squarespace
Best Blogging Platform
Source: W3Techs

You can read this detailed guide about the free and paid blogging platform.

Conclusion

I hope now you know what is blogging and a blog.

Blogging is getting more popular day-by-day, businesses are leveraging its POWER to get more traffic and sales.

NOW it’s your turn to start a blog for yourself or for your business to leverage its power.

If you don’t have any idea how to start a blog then here is a complete guide that will help you from A-to-Z.

I hope you found this post helpful for you, if you did then must share it with others.

AND share your queries by dropping comments below…

Ravi Dixit

Ravi Dixit is a Blogger and Affiliate Marketer, He is the founder of StayMeOnline Who Loves to help others. Travelling and learning new things online are his first love. "I only want a life without any boundaries- Ravi Dixit"

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