Blogs. Who doesn’t have a blog these days? It seems everyone and their dog has one (yes, literally).

Many people started a blog way back when, but may have since abandoned them for other pursuits. Some?are focused on a particular topic?and are aligned with an overall business plan; others are primarily social or just for fun. Blogging provides a simple,?yet powerful platform to build a brand, control one’s online reputation?and engage with those interested in what you have to offer.

What is your take on blogs? includes this definition of the word blog:

Main Entry: blog
Part of Speech: n
Definition: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log
Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Etymology: shortened form of Weblog
Usage: blog, blogged, blogging v, blogger n

A few of my friends on Twitter define a?blog as…

@skuntze Mini website for getting your message out, often linked to a comprehensive website detailing more of your information.

@jolilore Web log, a site featuring routine updates/posts, usually from an individual. Like Kirk’s “Captain’s Log”

@purplehayz A place to put ordered information, typically by time or category

@mardeck Blog – a place to be yourself, whether you digress or educate

@nextmoom A blog is a web-based venue for communicating someone’s point-of-view and/or information.

What do you think a blog is or should be?

If you have a blog, here’s your chance to share a bit about it with an audience who may not know about it yet:

  • What is the URL?
  • What is the primary topic?
  • What do you hope to acheive through your blog?

If you don’t have a blog, is starting one something you’ve considered? Do you have a favorite you’d like to share which may not be getting the attention it deserves?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and learn more about you through your own blogs. Let the blog-o-rama begin!

(I wrote about my own entry into the blogosphere late last year: Blogging Between Hot Flashes . While I’ve learned a few things since then, I still have a long way to go. The post still makes me chuckle.)

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