Everybody’s blogging. Right? So why not you? Herman
Melville wrote, "We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are
connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic
fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results." A
perfect description of blogging, don’t you think?|
The term Blog or Weblog started in 1999, and is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a “diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page.” More importantly, it says that blogs are “typically updated daily” and that “blogs often reflect the personality of the author.” (source)
Will Richardson writes about Blogging and RSS - the What’s it? and How To of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators.
Chris Pirillo wrote back in 2002 the Blogger’s Manifesto that gives you some do’s and don’ts. They may not all apply today. The first seven:
Some thoughts on blogging:
Meredith Farkas shares that she started blogging thinking it would be great practice for “the real thing” (in other words: publishing). I also thought it would help me to keep up with what’s been going on in the worlds of librarianship and technology.Why blog? [source] - here’s a shortened version of a cartoon about blogging:
Eric Kintz wrote on Marketting Excellence that frequency or posting daily is not as important anymore. He gives you reasons why it is the connections and community that make your blog effective.
Will Richardson in Webogg-ed shares multiple sources of why people blog.