Blogs are now an integral part of the Internet world. Whenever we hear the word blog we know that it is something related to new technology, but the question arises, what is a blog?
Blog are online journals. They are used as short form of web logs which means a list of writings on the Internet. When all the writing is combined together to give it a look like a small website it is called a blog. A blog can be comprised of news, articles, personal diary pages, pictures, audios, video, company information, product to be sold, their advertisement and the list is endless.
There is one thing that you will see commonly in every blog and that is a chronological orders where the newer post (the content written in blog) appears in the front pages. Basically the fresh post will be above the last post that you have written. The basic purpose of doing so is to make readers acquainted with the updated content. Then, there is the archive list from where reader can go to the desired post as well.
How does a blog work?
The basic working of a blog starts from the content management system used to create that particular blog. This is where a blogger creates, designs, manages posts, manages comment and experiments with the blog. Basically this is the place where blog gets it's look. There are also other popular online interfaces like WordPress, Blogger, etc. which give menu driven options to the user, but the basic functioning, is the same. That is to help bloggers to mange blogs.
A blog gets its look through coding languages like HTML, PHP and CSS, but generally bloggers don't have to go into these details as the content management system or the online interface give bloggers preset themes that are menu driven and can be designed as well edited easily.
These online interfaces give blogs their original themes, but these can be changed through other theme codes that are freely available on the Internet. These websites or other blogs provide theme templates and show you the demo version so it's easier for you to choose and decide the type of look one wants for the blog. These themes are divided into various columns to make the appearance good and easy to surf. There are also some major inbuilt functions like an archive list, place to show author's profile, option of receiving comments, labels for the post and options to show a popular or recent posts.
For blogs to work, the writer has to choose a proper subject and then write blog posts accordingly.
Source by Patricia Fioriello