What is Blogging?
Blogging is the act of posting content on a blog (a Web log or online journal) or posting comments on someone else's blog.
Why Blogging is so Popular
Blogging is very popular today because it allows people to interact with each other. Blogging has also become a popular search engine optimization (SEO) tool because search engines like Google and Yahoo know that a blog is frequently updated with content or visitor comments, so their spiders visit blogs frequently looking for new content to include in their index.
Additionally, blog content can be delivered automatically via electronic RSS (Really Simple Syndication) data feeds. Visitors subscribe to a blog's feeds in order to stay up to date with content that's being posted on subjects that interest them. Blog feeds are then read by what's known as blog feed reader software, widely available for free, so users can scan for recent blog posts of interest on the blogs to which they subscribe.
Finally, blogging doesn't require that writers and contributors know a lot about HTML (Web page code). If a blogger or visitor can fill in an online form, they can blog and post comments on other blogs.
The About Home Business home page content is a perfect example of blogging. Each posting written by me is dated and presented in chronological order. Each post has a link visitors can use to post their own comments. When I write and publish these posts using blogging software, I am blogging. When my visitors click the link and leave a comment, in a sense, they too are blogging because they are interacting with my blog.