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Blog Nation Join the Conversation Blogs Defined A blog is a website in which journal entries are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. The term blog is a shortened form of web log.

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Blog Nation

Join the Conversation


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Blogs Defined

  • A blog is a website in which journal entries are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order.

  • The term blog is a shortened form of web log.

  • Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called "blogging".

    Definition from Wikipedia


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Blogs Defined

  • Individual articles on a blog are called "blog posts," "posts" or "entries". A person who posts these entries is called a "blogger".

  • A blog comprises hypertext, images, and links to other webpages or to video, audio and other files.

  • Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. A given blog will usually focus on a particular "area of interest".

    Definition from Wikipedia


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Why blog?

  • Expand your viewing audience

  • Blogs can be read quickly without WebCTlogin

  • Can be read by non-students with an interest in the courses you teach

  • Network with faculty from around the world who teach similar courses or share interests

  • Shows students you are aware of current technology trends

  • Permanent post archiving

  • Post via email


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Blog Software

  • Blogger (http://www.blogger.com)Owned by Google

  • LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com)Focus on personal blogs

  • MySpace (http://www.myspace.com)Popular with teens & indie bands

  • Typepad (http://www.sixapart.com/typepad)Free, hosted version of Movable Type


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News & Politics: Wonkette

Educational: The Culture of ChemistryOrganic Chemistry at DrexelEduFrag

Personal: ljcfyi

Topical: Accidental Hedonist

Business: Google Blog

Collaborative: Boing Boing

Directory: The Consumerist

Popular Blog Topics


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3 Easy Steps

Start Blogging