Benefits of Blogs
Here are a few things that make blogs so interesting:
Blogs are easy
Anyone who can write an e-mail can run a blog. New texts are simply entered in a text field of a website and appear seconds later in the blog.
Blogs are fast
The simple sorting by date and the rudimentary possibilities of formatting make blogs very fast to update. The classification of the content on the site is given – the latest is up, done. No one expects a blog elaborate design. The entries can be very short or long – the form is free.
Blogs are updating from anywhere
Even the slowest Internet connection is enough to write an entry in a blog. Most blogs can even be filled via e-mail – so you can also publish the latest news with every better mobile phone.
Blogs are inexpensive
There are countless providers where you can set up your own blog for free. If you have your own server, you can install freely available necessary scripts there. The facility is done in a few minutes.
Blogs are confidence-building
The web is growing, the daily amount of information to be handled. Blogs are almost always personally written comments by a single person, often containing selected links that this person finds interesting. So blogs facilitate the orientation on the web and filter the flood of information. Anyone who reads a blog regularly, trusts the operator and relies on its assessment.
Blogs are interactive
Blogs usually provide a comment function so that each visitor can give their opinion on an entry. But that can also be prevented or restricted to registered users.
Compared to ordinary forums, blogs have the advantage that visitors can only comment on existing entries, but do not create their own topics. Thus, the operator of the blog has more in hand, which topics are discussed – but sometimes can be a disadvantage.
Another reason that makes blogs interactive is the strong link between them. Most early blogs were logs of the web pages that a person visited and found interesting . It is still common today for blogs to refer a lot to each other. A blogger reads something exciting in another blog, he linked in his own on it, quoted from it and usually writes a short comment.
Blogs are announced
At the moment, blogs are still new to many and, for that very reason, attract much attention.
Blogs are opinion-forming
Therefore and through the interactivity blogs are strongly opinion-forming. News is often faster than in traditional news sites, the busy network of bloggers quotes, comments and links at extremely high speeds. Blogs are used by many journalists as a source of information.