The Definition of Blogging

The definition of blogging is something that is very

much in flux, as the new technologies that appear every

day redefine what a blog is, what a blog can be, and

what a blog should do. For many years, blogs were

defined as text-based websites that kept records of days,

similar to a captain’s log on a sailing ship. However,

this started to change as the group of people who kept

blogs became more diverse. The more bloggers began

to explore the limits of the medium and of the

technology that made it possible, the more the

boundaries of what could be called a “blog” expanded.

Today, there are an abundance of photo blogs, and there

are even video blogs as well. Mobile blogging devices

may well change the definition of blogging entirely by

making it possible for bloggers to create new kinds of

posts. Another element of the blogosphere that is

starting to redefine blogging is the corporate blog. As

more companies hire writers to keep blogs with the sole

purpose of creating positive buzz about their brand,

bloggers across the globe are arguing about whether

these manufactured blogs are really worthy of the name.

Between all of these different forces that are constantly

expanding and reshaping the blogosphere, it is difficult

to imagine that the definition of what is and is not a

blog will ever remain fixed for very long.

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