My name is Jamie, and I’ve been blogging for just a short time. I have my own hosted site and absolutely love what I’m doing. Being able to share my opinion with others and hear theirs, as well, is a gift in today’s world. There is too much of the “Celebrity Endorsement” stuff, which in my mind is nonsense. Sorry, if you paid me $1m, I would tell everyone I loved it, too. Being able to hear from other people that I respect and are on my similar level, really makes a difference in what I buy, use and promote.
For those of you that don’t know, a blogger is a person who writes a blog, or web log. If you haven’t heard of what a blog is, it’s (a truncation of the expression web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990’s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users. (Previously, a knowledge of such technologies as HTML and FTP had been required to publish content on the Web.)
A majority are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via GUI widgets on the blogs, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.
Being a blogger has been a wonderful experience in my life. Giving my opinion and being able to interact with others, and hear their’s has been the best. I love being able to try out products and services and just let other people know how they work, etc.
In today’s economy, a lot of companies don’t have the advertising funds in their budget to compete with some of the big companies. Using word of mouth and letting us normal people, Moms, Dads, etc. really helps them to share their product with the world without losing the bank.
If you’re at all interested more in how blogging works, all you have to do is use a search engine. There are so many wonderful people that are willing to walk beside you to learn and help you to grow your blog into what you hope it will be. I wish you “good luck”!
Jamie is the owner and writer of “Tiger Strypes Blog” located at www.Tigerstrypes.com. She decided to start “Tiger Strypes” to be able to write and share all types of things. A lot of people say they have a certain genre for their blog, either Family, Home & Garden, etc. I cannot put a pinpoint on what exactly I always write about, since it consist of many different topics. I talk about my family, crafting, God, and many other things. Forgive me for not picking a category – Tiger Strypes fits them all! Away from the blog, I’m a stay-at-home Mom as well as run my own home-based business, JTGDesign, which offers graphic design, photo restoration and project creation.