Monday, October 3, 2011

Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 946: What is a blog?

This was asked of me from an older generation of camera operators, who were interested in the topic I was presenting on, yet, unclear on what a blog actually is. Here is the definition of a blog:

blog (a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies) "postings on a blog are usually in chronological order"

I'd like to add "professional experiences" to that definition because it ties into the topic I was discussing. This blog for example, I have answered an entertainment industry question every day for 946 days. My Greenlight Coach blog is filled with articles and rants I have written, also on getting jobs in the entertainment industry. Blogging useful information establishes me as an authority in my niche.

Free resources for setting up blogs are & (there are more, those are just the two I use)

Do your research before starting a blog, with the end in mind. While it was easy for me to set up this blog on blogger, many of the marketing strategies I have access to are only compatible with Wordpress.

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1 comment:

Bruce N. Goren said...

The word origins of blog trace to the term "Web Log" - "The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms.[8]"

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