What is a blog?


Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.” — Michael Coniff


Since it’s hard to find two blogs that are exactly alike, I think that describing a blog accurately is difficult too.

The concept of a personal blog carries a different meaning for the person writing that blog. So it could be an online diary for one blogger or a place to share poetry or stories for another. For some their blog is a way of venting personal feelings and sharing their experiences with others who are undergoing similar situations.

For me, blogging is all about self-expression. So my description of a blog will differ from that of someone else who blogs for a different reason.

Whatever way you describe a blog, there’s no one size fits all description. It is a personalized space, to be utilized as per the exclusive wishes of the blogger. I think that’s the best feeling ever.


Written in response to;Blogging Insights NF # 58, hosted by Tanya



70 thoughts on “What is a blog?

    1. Haha! You know I also have similar thoughts when reading some blogs!!!
      And yes, we all have different preferences so it’s okay that we don’t/ can’t like what someone else likes.

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  1. Very true Sadje. I think it would be almost impossible to pin down a single definition. There are some blogs with a very clear focus and you can pigeonhole it. While others are dynamic, changing and adapting/growing with the person

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  2. Honestly, I’m not the person who really loves writing and reading when I was a kid. I used to write novels, then poetry. And here I come mumbling too much on my blog. 😂 I found more peace writing a blog.

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  3. I agree. Blogs for business and personal use differ. All the personal use blogs are unique and each one running a personal blog should have the freedom to do what makes them happy. 🙂

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  4. Yes Sadje, right as rain. A blog is a content and it is writing what comes to your mind and if you are a writer or you love writing, it means you can blog. In as much as a person who is not a chef can also Cook if they love food

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  5. I have only been blogging for a little over a year now, but before that, I would constantly write anything from diary type material to poems. I really enjoy blogging because I feel like I can release a part of myself that I wouldn’t normally share with anyone yet here I am sharing it with the world. I find blogging extremely cathartic, and I have no plans on stopping anytime soon!

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