Monday, September 06, 2004

(*) What is a 'blog'?!?

Hiya. I hope you had a great weekend, and didn't get too wet - there was hail and rain and all sorts of yukkie stuff here, but I managed to keep out of it. Sheesh! I've been speaking to a few people lately. Someone recently asked me a fair question: "What in the blue blithering blazes is a 'blog'?!?" Well, until July I'd never ever heard of them either!

Blog [a.k.a. blogger -or- blogrolling -or- weblog -or- Web log -or- blogosphere]
A blog is basically an online electronic journal that is freely available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in chronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominently.

I currently have 2 blogs going. One is my normal 'serious' diary-type one -
The other one is an extremely silly one (but - of course!) -
Both of these are a garnish/embellishment to my normal homepages -

I've met some interesting people out there who write up and share their lives. The most interesting one I've been communicating with recently is a lady in the UK who is a non-religious funeral celebrant! In other words - she conducts funerals! Very very interesting! It goes to show, it takes all types to keep this world spinning the way it does... lol

Mal :o)


Blogger Ruby said...

Came in for a visit. I used to have a blog many moons ago but left it. I met some fantastic people through it. I have since started another one and maybe will get the chance to add my little spin to this universe.
Stay sweet.

September 06, 2004 1:18 pm  

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