What is Blogging ?

“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. Blogging is  creating a  diary-type commentary on internet on a specific or  variety of topics.

Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all types of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author’s daily life and thoughts.

It was during early 2003 that the idea of Blogging  came across my mind. In one hot discussion with my friends, we were thinking of ways through which a person  will be able to share his knowledge (read hobby or passion ) with  others. We knew Internet or Web was one popular medium where people blogged and shared their knowledge with interested fellows. But creating a Blog was like creating a website which required technical know how and expertise. Web is  not like a notebook  where you can pen down your ideas and feelings suddenly.

Then WordPress happened. Until that time , I had a belief that  only programmers and geeks are capable of creating blogs and make huge sums of money out of those blogs. But WordPress changed my perception completely. The more I plunged into WordPress,the more I realized that Blogging is not about coding or geeky knowledge. On the contrary , it is about empowering common man with simple internet tools to express and share his knowledge with everybody.

So here I am @ Techno Hubbub with a goal to take the power of Blogging to anybody who is interested . You don’t need to know coding or programming to start blogging. You may be someone who just wants to share his passion and interests on anything with others on the web. For example, you may be a passionate cook willing to share your yummy cooking recipes with others. Or you may be a traveler who wants to create a travel blog and share his travelogue with fellow travelers. You may be a celebrity, an actor , actress who wants to reach out to his fans with a personal blog. Whoever you are or whatever is your profession, success in blogging depends on your level of  interest in sharing your passion or hobby on web.

One important thing to keep in mind while blogging is that it is not just creating a blog and posting articles. For Web is like a ocean where your blog will get lost until properly anchored by a good blogging platform like WordPress,made visible to target audience through online marketing, social media  and search engine optimization. So here I am going to tell  you  how to blog, use social media tools to popularize your blog, do search engine optimization and online marketing to take your the blog to your target audience .

Just be with me and check out the next set of topics on Blogging at Techno Hubbub. I am going to share with you some very useful how to blog tips for beginners (and ‘Pre’ Bloggers). It unpacks the basics of blogging and a lot of the decisions and strategies that you’ll want to consider when setting up and starting a blog.