A blog is an informative or discussion site published online, typically consisting of informal, sometimes personalized blog-style text posts. Blogs are usually displayed in either chronological or reverse chronological order, with the latest post appearing at the top of the page, above the older posts. There are some blogs which allow readers to vote on articles or other topics. Popular blogs are often linked to other popular blogs, or promoted by being listed in search engine results.
While it’s possible to create your own blog posts, it’s easier to use blog posting platforms that automate the process. Blogger, WordPress, and LiveJournal are all excellent free blog posting platforms which won’t cost you anything extra, and which give you the ability to quickly and easily create new blog posts as well as edit existing blog posts. If you want to monetize your blog, you can choose from several different options, including Google AdSense, merchant accounts, and affiliate programs. You’ll need to brainstorm content ideas and then choose an advertising model that will get you traffic, and which will appeal to your target audience.