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January 28, 2005


I've always wanted to say that. Few among you will derive the source, but it has one.

And I say that to demonstrate the answer to a question I've been asked often in the last 48 hours by several of my plastics brethren, namely... "Whats a Blog?"

And my first answer, albeit flawed, is that a blog is where you can say anything you want to say.  Hence my title. But more seriously I shall answer that question a bit more.

from marketingterms.com...

blog Definition

A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links.


A blog is often a mixture of what is happening in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a kind of hybrid diary/guide site, although there are as many unique types of blogs as there are people.

People maintained blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend gained momentum with the introduction of automated published systems, most notably Blogger at blogger.com. Thousands of people use services such as Blogger to simplify and accelerate the publishing process.

Blogs are alternatively called web logs or weblogs. However, "blog" seems less likely to cause confusion, as "web log" can also mean a server's log files.

Additionally, there are 3 common types of blogs;

  • personal; mostly like a diary
  • journalistic; topical writings similar to a columnist
  • corporate; kind of like a new and improved 'what's new'

There can be much crossover within one blog of all three types. For example, plastics.blogs.com will contain personal musings, not strictly a corporate dialog. 

You hear much talk of blogs on the news, pro and con, as bloggers (those who blog) contributed to spotting the bush national guard papers as forgeries and began the publicity of Kerry swift boat veterans.

Anyone can blog. There are places you can setup blogs for free or almost. actual blogging is easy, software does all the work. You don't require skills much past typing. Blogging is fun. Bloggers are a bloody incestuous lot, they link back and forth, back and forth!

Blog software sites:

Some sample Blogs:

How To Blog For Fun & Profit!  A blog on how to blog
Stumpy-p.com  A personal blog from one o me boys
Procrastination.blogs.com  A topical blog, topic self explanatory
2004weblogawards.com A list of award winning blogs

So my friends, I hope I've helped shed some light on the blog topic and in closing I say... Giggidy...giggidy...giggidy (because I can)




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Thanks for the shout out, Greg! You have put together a very nice blog.

Hey, that's my line!

Funny, I was discussing this thing with my older sister the other day,

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