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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

About Ideas, of Blogging, and of Bloggers: What For Me Is A Blog & A Blogger?

It’s usual for me to think ahead, sometimes my neuron experiences congestion. Sa dami ng iniisip na mga ideya, mga bagay-bagay, minsan nagkakabuhol buhol na - to which I resort to disentanglement.

Perhaps, lovers of writing can relate to me. Everyday, I have many ideas that just pops-up and out of my head. It’s  like “kabute” that springs out of nowhere. There are certain occasions where you just feel the sudden urge to write. And it even doesn't recognize any place or any circumstance. Whether you are sitting on a bench in a park, riding a bicycle, commuting in a public metro train or just having your tea break, ideas can pop up at any moment. And these situations had happened to me already. 

But let me take you further to the dig. This time let's talk about blog, blogging and blogger. No matter how popular blogging is, there are still people on a daily basis that doesn't know all about it. Several encounters had happened to me these past few weeks about friends and acquaintances asking all about it. Out of our convy, they would just ask me questions like these: "Ano ba yang blogging? What is a blog? Paano ba gumawa ng blog? Saan ba galing yang blog? Countless queries so to speak.

So shall we start? 

What is a "blog"?

Perhaps when you're left hangin' for answer you quickly resort to Mr. Google right? All of us feels that this online tool will help us solve our questions. And yeah, for almost all instances, Google will always give you answers or hints depending on how close your "key words" in  terms of searching is. Definitions of a "blog" probably will give you millions of it. But let me take you to a simpler approach 

Simple Definitions:
Here are a few very simple definitions that can get you started. If you find these to be good enough for you  then you’re done reading this post!

 ·       A blog originally came from the word “weblog” or a “web log”.

·      You can think of it as an online journal or diary, although blogs are used for much more now, like online journalism.
·         A blogger is someone who blogs, or writes content for a blog.
·         Blogging is the act of writing a post for a blog.

Got it? That was easy, and that’s all you might need to know to get started.
Intermediate Definitions:

Want a little more “meat” on your blogging-knowledge bones? Try these definitions on for size:

  • A blog is a type of website which has posts (or entries) appearing in reverse chronological order.
  • Blog posts typically appear with the most recent blog post ( or entry, post) first, just like a diary or journal.
  • A blog is typically updated frequently and regularly, although there are some who are considered "slow bloggers."
  • Blogs typically have an area for people to comment or respond to the blog post.
  • Blogs may also have other areas of content and links to other websites.
  • Blogs can have individual authors or be a collection of authors.
  • Blogs have a history or an archive of previous blog posts.
Not too bad, right? We’re beginning to describe some of the features of a typically blog.

Advanced Definitions:

If you’d like to complete your education of what a blog is then you can read some of the following “advanced” definitions:

  • A blog is a collection of content that is organized repetitively. This content can take the form of basic words (copy) as well as rich media (audio, video, and embeddable objects.)
  • A blog typically focuses on a particular subject matter for clarity, focus, and;
  • A blog can be built by hand, manually through writing the post, uploading to a website via FTP, and then publishing.
  • A blog can also be managed by software, sometimes called a CMS (Content Management System), where a lot of the features are automatically created and populated.
  • A blog typically can be read in a number of different formats including the homepage, single post page, categories, tags, and also via RSS and other such syndication technologies.
  • Readers and visitors can subscribe to the blog so that they can consume the content in a variety of different means, tools, devices, and applications.
  • A blog today could take the form of microblogging (like, Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr), video-blogging and more which can focus on a particular type of content or technology.

Whew. Done yet?
Super Geek Definitions:
Finally, if you’re just bored, have too much time, or are exceptionally curious, here are a few super geeky definitions that I came up with:

·         A blog can be whatever you want it to be; it’s not about the what but the why.
·         A blog is a collection of strategically-placed 1s and 0s typically called software.
·         Everything is a blog and nothing is a blog, at the same time.

Blogging is what you do, what you do not do, and what you wish you had done when you did it.

While on the other hand, a "Blogger" - is a person who keeps and updates a blog. 
So we're done. I hope this information helps you more, especially those are just about to begin in the blogging world. 
Alright! See yeah in the blogosphere! Have a nice read and start now. Blogging is fun.

Note: Some info credit to Mr. John of Tent Blogger.


  1. mas nagustuhan ko yung sa supergeek definition .hahaha

    nakarelate ako dun urge to write na parang mushroom na bigla-bigla na lang susulpot o irregardless of time and place :)

  2. me too advance magisip at sobrang daming ideas peo madalas mauuwi sa wala kasi sa daming ideas ng cocontradict na sila lagi kang magtitimbang ka ng mas magandang idea paulit ulit hanggang makapag decide ka haha
    anyways it's ironic how a four letter word can be define with hundreds, and how it makes people like us connected and free

  3. ako rin naka relate sa eksenang may sumulpot na ideya pero wala ka naman sa tamang lugar para makapagsulat, kaya ang ending makakalimutan mo na lang...

  4. Ang blog ko ay nasa Super Geek Definition yata. hehe. Mas gusto ko yun e. Hindi ko pa na dissect ang definition ng blog sa google. Dito ko lang nalaman. Basta alam ko ang blog by heart nalang. hehe

  5. at talagang may level of definitions? hehe...anyways I love blogging anything under the sun :)

  6. Not all my friend knw that I have a blog so when once they found out na my blog ako they will start asking gazillion of questions but because of this entry I will ask them to check this entry para di na ako mahirapan mag explain!:)

  7. wow parang nagbasa ako from wikipedia ah... a more advanced and informative definition rather :)

    nung first time akong magblog, halos walang katorya torya lahat nung posts ko. this was from days pa. hahaha. then ayun, nung na discover ko ang blogspot, the rest is history!

    most of my friends even my family doesn't know na I'm maintaining a blog. basta wala lang, gusto ko lng na hindi nila alam ahahaha.

    nice post btw.

  8. Hahahaha ... natawa naman ako sa post mo ... geeky!


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