So What is a blog?

Prasad Np
Prasad Np
from Delhi / Gurgaon
7 years ago

So I am a confused sole or is it Soul?  Foot in mouth Do you also feel the definition of Blog has changed?

I find a lot of websites, news aggregators and also copy paste from other sources kind of places, calling them selves blog.

Am I wrong, has the world moved ahead and I am still in blogging jurassic park or what ?... Let us discuss...and help me catch up... thanks 

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Fairy Princess
Fairy Princess
from Delhi
7 years ago

Well, I am quite new to Blog-o-sphere (8 months old, to be precise). But from what I have seen, I conclude that if you aren't a company, you are a blog. Or so it seems to me Embarassed

 

PS: I like "blogging jurassic park" place Laughing

Prasad Np
Prasad Np
from Delhi / Gurgaon
7 years ago

@fairyprincess and @avadhoot  almost all companies have a blog now, and lot of big blogs are owned by companies as they sell marketing services, social media likes etc. 

@nandini Old is still gold... :)

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
7 years ago

Prasad, as far as I know, those blogs are used as an informal way of marketing their products.

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago
Someone research and tell me if there is an ISO or IEEE definition of a blog. :P till then, there are my views:D 1. A blog should have dated content or should feature personal opinions. 2. Considering the above definition, literary blogs which contain only poems and short stories are not bogs. :| 3. But currently, blogging platforms are being used not just for blogs but also for creating resource centres like tutorials, recipes :| 4. Another recent type if blogs are company bogs which are not really blogs. They are used for seo. 5. If definition 1 is followed, the number of blogs in ib directory will fall to a few thousand :D 6. And finally, we have contest kichdi blogs.
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
7 years ago

You are again in violation of the vijay ToS by naming kichadi Yell Kindly cease and desist from using kichadi as it is copyrighted Cool

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago
Ok :p
Nandini Deka
from Bombay
7 years ago

 literary blogs which contain only poems and short stories are not bogs

 

eh? after calling them literary blogs, you saying they are not blogs? eh?? kuch bhi

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
7 years ago

u mean to say niche blogs arent blogs?? dont recipe blog have dated content?

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago
Nd something won't be a blog just because it is called a blog :P by dated on tent, I meant content which makes more sense at the time when it was written more than any ther time. Or ex, news + opinion blogs B-)
Nandini Deka
from Bombay
7 years ago

i dont agreeCool

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

I too won't agree because I want to add all my websites to IB, even though they are not really blogs Money mouth

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
7 years ago

i think tutorials are also blogs if consistently written by one individual

Prasad Np
from Delhi / Gurgaon
7 years ago

I like the idea of dated content, but that makes most things blog. I agree on the company blogs they are purely for SEO purpose.   

What about sites that just copy paste news and add a line or two of their own and pass as blogs? My understanding of blog is more of a personal expereince not copied from the net. E.g I go to London I write about it what all I did.  Some body else just goes to 10 sites  copies content, and then write: Top Ten things to do in London, the pics are from Google, the content is from a 10 sites and the writer has never even been to the British Counsulate, leave aside  London Wink.... so is that a  blog?  

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

@ Prasad I too have the same opinion : blog = personal experiences / opinions. Laughing And going by that definition, I don't have any blogs Undecided

ND Undecided

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
7 years ago

if the top 10 thing are from their own experience its blog else copy pasted stuff are plagiarism

1. A blog should have dated content or should feature personal opinions. 2. Considering the above definition, literary  blogs which contain only poems and short stories are not bogs

That is a news paper Tongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
7 years ago

A majority of the content in the newspaper should be news and not editorial content. For a blog, it should be the reverse. Tongue out

Bhavya Kaushik
Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
7 years ago

For me, my blog is an online space to share my writings, my photos, my opinion. You know, like a space which belongs to me. MINE. Something which I have initiated and brought up, like a child - giving it proper upbringing and protecting it from bad content and plagarism. It is my virtual space, in which I can write about anything - and absolutely everything which I like. My blog is my reflection, my skin. It is a part of who I'm :)

Kiran Pande
from Mumbai
7 years ago

I fully agree with you, Bhavya. It's a freedom to write your dreams and imagination. Even copy and paste you like

Bhavya Kaushik
from Jaipur
7 years ago

Ah! I never believe in copy and pasting the things I like :|

One should never encourage plagiarism :)

TF Carthick
TF Carthick
from Bangalore
7 years ago

Sometimes I feel plagiarism is overrated. If people copy my words and my words live after I am gone, I continue to live whoever the words are attributed to. What meaning does a name have ages after you are gone?

If we are not creating those kind of words, then the words anyway have no value, so people are free to take them as people are free to steal from the dustbin kept outside my home.

Prasad Np
from Delhi / Gurgaon
7 years ago

A lot of people add legal notices on their blogs: " Don't copy... this is copywrited etc., copy cats will be fed to crocodiles ( or sued whichever is cheaper!)".... those who are happy to be copied in search of eternity should they add something like this"

" Oh by the way please do copy, I want to live another day"    Innocentjust kidding....Cool

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
7 years ago

Wolverine Innocent


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