Blog! Blog! Blog! Learn how to Blog!
“Blog” is short for “web blog.” Typically a blog will have some sort of theme, whether it’s an organization’s blog like this one, a blog about a specific topic (say, cats saying absurd things, or things to do in Denver when you're broke) or a personal diary (not too personal though because it’s being shared with the public). Some blogs are text-based while others tend to post videos and images. Regardless of topic, the point of a blog is to gather online readers by posting short, informal bits of information and encouraging readers to comment.
So who blogs? You do! I do! We do! The beauty of blogging is that anyone with a little bit of know-how and some typing skills can have a voice and garner a readership. And the know-how is easy enough to come by- if this is something you might be interested in, come to the CTC’s Blogging 101 class on Sunday, August 7th from 2-4 p.m., on Level 4 of the Central library (no registration required). Whether you want to start a blog yourself or are just interested in learning more about this new and fun communication tool, we’ll answer all your questions.
Still curious? Here are some of my favorite blogs:
State of the Blogsphere 2010
New York Times blogs