To blog means to maintain or add content to a blog. You will hear that word used all the time around the internet. People will talk about bloging and what they are really talking about is adding content to their blog or leaving comments on someone else's blog. When people make blogs for what ever reason, they usually just make a text based blog. Of course with technology getting better everyday, we are starting to see blogs full of other things as well. People add art, photos, videos, and even music to their blog. They may add this stuff just for looks or they may add it to go along with what ever information is on their blog. No matter what you are trying to find, there are blogs for you out there.
As of September 2007, most online search engines were tracking more then 105 million blogs on the internet today. Why are their so many? Because lots of sites offer you free blogs, and because they are free more people are willing to try them. Also, the people that make blogs usually have more than one. So you can see why the number of blogs in the world adds up fast. I guess you can say that blogs are very popular, and that brings me to the next topic. There are so many people out their surfing blogs, that companies want to get a piece of the action. Many companies like Google, have a type of ad system that you can put on your blog. Putting these ads on your blog, means money for you, but only if your blog gets a lot of hits. By hits I mean a lot of people visiting your blog. The more hits you get, the more money you make. So, of course, you are going to go around and post your blog site for people to come and take a look at it. That means, in a way, you are advertising for the ads that are on your blog, so thus that company got easy advertising through you. It is the sad truth of business.
No matter how you look at it, blogs are good. They are a way for people to share information cheap and easy. People look at lots of blogs everyday, for different reasons. I think the main reason is to get information from a real person. When you get information from a blog, you feel like you are getting it from a friend, and that makes you feel good. People are going to use blogs for a long time to come, so many of you should think about getting into bloging yourself.