Online Writing: What Is Blogging And How Do I Get Started?

Blogging is a new type of journal writing. With a blog you can have your very own soapbox on the internet. Tips on how to get into this new form of writing.

Blogging is basically a form of journal writing, but instead of writing your thoughts into a diary or a notebook, you can write them on the internet in an online journal or Blog.

Over the past several years, online journals have become increasingly popular. Many people use these blogs to record daily or significant events, like in a personal diary. Sometimes people even use these journals for ranting or voicing out their opinions. A blog is like your very own personal soapbox. Because of the public nature of the internet, many people refrain from posting personal information onto these journals. Even though some accounts allow a "╦ťfriends only' option that limits access to only your friends. It is still not recommended to post your deepest and darkest secrets.

Posting on these journals are a good way to share and publish you thoughts, or to give your friends quick updates on what is going on in your hectic life. Blogging is also a great way to share interesting links and pictures with your friends. Some people also use these journals as places to display their artworks and writings. These online journals also include a feature that allows people to leave comments on your journal. Therefore allowing you to receive feedback on your thoughts and opinions, and you can also respond to these comments as well.



These journals are also another great way to meet people all over the world who have the same interests as you. Each of these blog sites, have various communities filled with many members with common interests. Whether your interests are in science fiction, literature, movies, music, or television shows, there is a community for everyone. You can even search through the site's directories to find other users in your region or with the same interests.

There are many different websites that host these online journals, but the format of each is basically the same and very easy to use. The basic configuration in each site consists of a simple template that has a space for you to write your entry. Some even have features that allow you to enter your current moods and music of the moment. After you finish typing your entry, in just a click of a button the entry is posted online, and stored onto the website's server. You can also look back on your old entries if you want. To personalize your entries you can upload user or profile pictures onto your journals. Some websites offer paid journals, where you can personalize your journal by adding background images, upload more pictures, adjust fonts, and change the overall appearance of your journal to your own unique taste.

All online journals and blogs are basically the same in nature. Most sites are free and anyone can sign up for their own online journal. Other sites may require a referral code due to the popularity of these journals, but the majority of the time, a referral code is not required.

It is very quick and easy to get your own blog. Some popular sites include Blogger, Livejournal, Deadjournal, Xanga, and Diaryland. All of these sites have free and paid accounts. You can always start with a free account and later decide to upgrade to a paid account. The only information that you need to give, in order to register for a free account, is a user name, password, valid e-mail address, and you must be at least the age of 13 to register.

With your very own Blog, you can share your thoughts and opinions with friends and meet other people, or you can just use your blog to voice your opinions for all to hear on the World Wide Web.

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