Why a blog?

Why a blog? Initially, wanted to call the article "What is a Blog?", But then thought about "what?" Know today is almost everything. The popularity of online blogs continues to grow. Moreover, growing almost exponentially. During the nine last months of the popularity of network journals in runet almost doubled. Holding ROMIR Monitoring, for example, cites the fact that the term "blogs" are familiar today, 61% of Internet users. Then as early as September of last year to decipher the abbreviation Learn to only 38% of users.

To order and for the remaining 39% still will explain that the term "blog" comes from the English word blog, short for web log - a network log. In another way can be called: the online diary, online diary, online diary.

It is considered that the idea of public blogs Copyright belongs to the Englishman Tim Berners-Lee (Tim Berners-Lee), who invented the World Wide Web. In 1993, he has placed on its first site info.cern.ch list of new sites and links to upgrade browsers. In 1998 he was first drawn up a list of blogs, and a year later opened the first portal portal.eatonweb.com, uniting the authors web logs (bloggers). That same year, developers of the company Pitas (www.pitas.com) offered free to all who wish to own the service of "blogs." Then there appeared a blog service, whose Russian equivalent of the most popular among network graphomaniac and experimenters inhabiting runet, - LiveJournal, a free translation into Russian - Live Journal (LJ).

Finally, one of the active network characters Peter Merholts rewrote the term «web log» a «we blog», with the result that was born the modern concept of "blog", which in 2003 was recorded in the Oxford Dictionary to this day is defined as weblogs, one or several authors, consisting of the entries in reverse chronological order.

The question "What is it?" Solved the problems. Getting to the question "Why do we need?". It would seem that the answer is obvious. For the same, what is needed and normal paper diary. After all, in fact a blog - an electronic analog of an ordinary paper diary. That's the way it is, of course, true, but there are a number of features and differences. Electronic Network Diary little that is quite different from its paper counterpart, it is still so widespread notion that the answer to this question (Why do we need?) Is unlikely to get as clear as the first one (what is this?).

Of course, like any diary, a diary of his network owner can record the story of his life, his interest events, thoughts, and other interesting and useful to the owner of the diary information. The main difference weblog on the paper - the availability of a diary to other network users. Maintain closed to all network diary does not make sense, because this blog can be maintained in any text editor and offline. And in this case do not need to take any phone line when modem connection, or pay for traffic when connecting via the Internet line.

At the same time, blogs today are people who would never, never occurred to keep a diary on paper. The fact that the network diary - it is not so much a means of fixation on the media, as a means of communication, exchange of information between network users. It was the desire of people to communicate and has made blogs so popular phenomenon.

Typically, the author weblog has an opportunity to comment on others' blogs and receive comments to their records, to be a reader or an active participant in all communities (community - is a form of joint management diaries). Being a blogger today is not only fashionable, but often profitable (there are ways by which to his diary, you can earn big money, but it is a topic for another article). It is important not only have the author's personal blog, which is open for public viewing or for friends, but also to be an active visitor to other magazines.

In addition, developers are blogging add to their services more and more new and useful features: photo albums, storage options, file storage, relatively recently in the service liveinternet.ru was built in diary form and resume, the user can fill or not fill in for discretion, and has recently added search service classmates/fellow students and search service colleagues and specialists. Moreover, if in order to make a homepage, needed at least a basic knowledge of HTML, then blogging will not require any special knowledge. All this will stimulate the growth of the popularity of online diaries and in the future.

The most popular in runet while still famous Livejournal.com (so-called blog), which comes on the heels liveinternet.ru (called lira). Moreover, in some technical aspects of the lyre, in my opinion, has already surpassed its main rival. Another popular service that provides service to blogging, I would pick: dirty.ru (from there began its triumphal procession through the internet to the famous "Bear" with his "PrEveDstviem") and blog.com. Generally, services blogging today very much and everyone can choose their liking.

Just over a year ago I did in his first network diary on service liveinternet.ru first record, which ended with the words: "... to leave a comment, it turned out, you need to register .... So I got my diary. I do not understand what kind of crap and what is all this necessary, but we'll see ... "

Today, if you count my new blog site ShkolaZhizni.ru, I have four blogs on four different services, but all the subtleties of this fascinating destination ("blogging") I still have not grasped. Incidentally, the site ShkolaZhizni.ru I also learned through their blog.