Week 1: Blogs and Blogging

What is a blog?

Image of Anne Lister's diary

Anne Lister’s diary, held at West Yorkshire Archive Service http://bit.ly/TUmqQu

blog Pronunciation: /blɒɡ/

Definition of blog noun

a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

verb (blogs, blogging, blogged)

to add new material to or regularly update a blog

Derivatives: blogger noun

(from Oxford Dictionaries, http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/blog?q=blog, accessed on 12/12/12)

Blogging is the act of writing or keeping a blog – a modern day diary or journal which allows you to communicate your thoughts to the wider world. Blogs are used by a wide range of individuals and organisations to communicate with users, members and friends. They can be used to promote services, reflect on events, build up networks and to communicate ideas.

Blogging and 23 Things

Blogging is central to 23 Things RHUL as we use this blog to release each week’s Things, and it’s also how we keep track of your progress via the blogs you set up as part of the programme.  Participants in 23 Things RHUL will need to create and update their own blog, unless they have a blog up and running already which they can use to qualify for prizes. Visit Thing 1 (Part 1): Creating a Blog to follow step by step instructions on how to create a Blog.

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