How to Create a Blog
Learn how to create a blog even if you are not tech savvy and cannot code.
Learn blogging specific terminology so that you better understand the core concepts bloggers discuss.
Driving Traffic to Your Blog
Learn how to drive organic traffic to your blog using replicable and search engine-friendly methods.
Learn what tools top bloggers use and how these tools might benefit your blog.
Learn how much bloggers really make with our aggregated blogger earnings reports.
Monetizing Your Blog
Learn how to monetize your blog and make a part-time or full-time income just from blogging.
Learn how to make your blog look amazing (even if you have a limited budget and no design skills).
Building a Blog Newsletter
Learn how to build a newsletter for your blog, to help keep readers engaged and drive post traffic.
This section contains answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about blogging.
What is blogging?
Blogging refers to writing, photography, and other media that’s self-published online. Blogging started as an opportunity for individuals to write diary-style entries, but it has since been incorporated into websites for many businesses. The hallmarks of blogging include frequent updates, informal language, and opportunities for readers to engage and start a conversation.
The word blog is actually a shortened form of its original name, “weblog.” These weblogs allowed early internet users to “log” the details of their day in diary-style entries. Blogs often allow readers to comment, so as they became more common, communities sprung up around popular blogs.
The content of blogs varies significantly. For example, travel blogs may feature many pictures with few written passages, while political blogs may weigh in with wordy takes on the news of the day. The popularity of YouTube and similar sites also gave rise to video blogging, or “vlogging.”