What is a blog? A blog is a combination of a personal webpage and a journal – in some cases. In other cases, it is a way to get customer feedback. Others use blogs as a personal journal. There really is no answer these days to what is a blog, simply because a blog can be many different things, with many different uses – depending on the blogger who is blogging.

Another difference between websites and blogs is the ability to communicate with the visitor. Blogs by definition provide space for comments and back and forth communications on the posts or web pages. Websites, on the other hand; traditionally don’t have this. Some websites now have the flexibility to provide places for comments so this is not such a major difference between the two platforms any more.

Advertise your own products/services – This works for online entrepreneurs-bloggers. As an entrepreneur and a blogger at the same time, you will be able to advertise your products through your own blogs and increase your sales as a result.

Those who are looking for some great World of Warcraft stories can go to great blog sites online where players share their stories. Laugh and learn with other people who love the game as much as you when you read through player Mechanic as well. This is also a great way to get hints and tips on playing the game, leveling professions, playing a specific class and more.

Blogs came from the term web logs. Before blogs were introduced for every internet user’s consumption, only programmers use it to keep track about their developments on the software they are creating. The keep a record of the things they do and update that record every now and then. One brilliant programmer saw the possibility of using web logs over the internet as a simple, dynamic way to create websites. That’s basically how online blogs started and became a hit. The rest, they say, is history.

The most basic thing you need is a product that people are interested in. They might have a need for this product as well. Also they should have the ability to pay for it.

Savvy business people have realized that blogs can be an excellent way to promote themselves, their business, or make easy money. The most popular way that this is done is through Google Adsense. Using this, bloggers are able to sell advertising off of their blog and collect cash just for keeping a blog. Those with very successful blogs are raking in the cash simply off of their AdSense ads. It is very easy and free to start doing this, and many have cashed in, and in big ways. Some blog hosts have even allowed their users to ad AdSense using the same account, making it even easier to make money with blogs.

The quickest and easiest way to set up a blog (and it is free!), is to go to http://www.blogger.com and follow the directions. They say it takes five minutes. I admit that it took me a bit longer and I am still playing with it, but it is easy! Be sure to check out the many templates and also have an idea (or several) for the name of your new blog. Most of the common ones are already taken.