A Blog is a short form of Web Log and is precisely an online website with regular entries or commentaries in the form of posts. Blogs are usually maintained by individuals but these days, some corporations and big websites also maintain blogs.
People use blogs for description of events, provide their comments or news on subjects of their interest and use text graphics and/or videos. In many cases, blogs are used as personal online diaries.
The blog entries or posts are displayed in reverse-chronological order. The latest post is displayed on top so that visitors can check first what’s new.
Visitors can also leave their comments and feedbacks on the blog making it interactive. There are lots of functionalities using which you can create any type of blog you would like to create and on any topic of your interest.
You can also use your blog to earn money for you. In fact, many people blog to make money online. There are several ways to monetize your blog such as Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, putting direct advertisement etc.
Here on StartWordPressBlog, we have written detailed tutorial on how to create blogs, maintain and how to monetize them. Off course, if you don’t want to get into the technical stuff and focus just on writing the posts, you can hire a WordPress consultant!