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The 7 Characteristics of a Successful Blog

Updated on November 4, 2009

If you are a newbie or looking for information on blogging then this is the right article for you, through this hub series you are going to learn more about blogging and how to make money blogging. But first let’s understand the definition of a blog

What is a Blog?

A blog is word that has been used before and you must have come across it, it became synonymous with the emergence of internet. A blog is a simple diary where an individual notes down his activities, it is not just a normal diary but an online diary that resemble a typical website with some different features

7 Characteristics of Successful a blog

  • A blog is written in a chronological order with the most recent post being at the top of the page
  • Blogs articles have dates indicating when they were written
  • Blog has got few navigation links compared to a normal website
  • Blog provide information on a daily basis – updated regularly unlike a website
  • Blogs have comments section unlike the normal website which do not allow for comments
  • Blog is an interactive platform where you can exchange views with the blogs owner
  • Blog is used as a teaching tool since most people get frequent updates through newsletter

Functions of a blog

  • Teaching Tool
  • Personal Diary
  • Office Diary
  • Company Marketing Tool
  • Hobby Writing
  • Vacation  Planning
  • Online Money Making  with Google Adsense

That is a brief definition and characteristics of a blog, before getting started with your personal blog you need to know what you really intend for your blog.

Right you now have an idea what a blog is, our next article (hub) will be focused on blog hosting services, here we are going to look at free blog hosting companies that can get you started, you can access it through this link: Free Blog Hosting: Host Your Blog for Free


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      Prameet Subba 5 years ago

      Workable, but you should focus on how to write blogs effectively.

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      sagar 5 years ago

      what is success?

      when our signeture converts in to autograph is called......

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      trusouldj 6 years ago from Indiana

      Very informative.

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      oderog 7 years ago from Nairobi

      @Smireles - Thanks for having time for this hub, hope

      you got the characteristics of a successful blog useful

      @cindyvine - Jabo sana, thanks for spending your precious

      time on this hub, for those who do not understand jambo

      is a swahili word known as hello

      @fastfreta - Thanks and I do appreciate your valuable

      time you spend reading characteristics of a successful hub

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Oderog, your definition explains why I read that Hubs are not blogs. I seem to have read that here on hubpages somewhere. One thing that you said about blogging is that it's an office and personal diary, so that fits with hubpages saying that this is not a personal blog site. Thanks oderog for clearing that up. Good read.

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      great job, jambo habari?

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      Good writing. Well defined.

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      kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      Than you for defining this! Kartika