Oh my, there are so many answers to that question I almost don’t know where to start! But, never being one to be short of words (just ask my husband) I have a few ideas to share with you!
Firstly, what is a blog? The word blog evolved from “web log”. Some definitions:
blog – a web site containing the writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art, photographs, videos, music and audio. Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
Why do people blog? Well, you can create blogs for personal reasons, educational and informational reasons, business and corporate reasons or a multitude of other uses and purposes depending on what suits your fancy. Basically – if you have something to say, a blog may be the best possible vehicle.