So many have remarked to me that they have no idea what a blog is…hence, a short tutorial. In the interest of full disclosure, I have only a rudimentary knowledge of blogging myself, but what I have, I hereby give to you.
The term “blog” is short for “web log” which as the name implies is an online log or journal. The term has been modified to include the verb “to blog” or “blogging” which is the writing of the aforementioned online journal.
In the blog, there is the opportunity to give feedback or contribute to the conversation. At the bottom of each blog entry, or post, there is a line that looks something like “(0) comments.” This is a link and should you click on it, a pop up window would appear and you could read the comments that have been posted to that particular entry, should there be any.
If you would like to post a comment (which, by the way, is ALWAYS welcome!) you may do so by clicking the same comment link. In the pop up window there is a space for you to type your comment. Since most of you reading this are not bloggers, you would identify yourself either as “anonymous” or “other” and then type in your name and follow the other directions. The user name and password request is for those with blogger accounts.
You may also email a particular blog post by clicking on the little envelope icon at the bottom of the entry, to the right of the comment link.
Blogging also offers the opportunity to link to other blogs. Clicking on the links to the right will take you to other blogs that I read fairly regularly. Same options there for commenting and emailing.
So, there you go!