What exactly is a "BLOG"

Leigh Marsden
By Leigh Marsden Latest Reply 2008-10-04 16:05:11 -0500
Started 2008-10-04 14:23:14 -0500

I'm sort of computer illeterate. Can anyone explain in english exactly what a blog is?

Oh, and what are our points for at this site anyways?
Thank you for any help,
Leigh


8 replies

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-10-04 16:05:11 -0500 Report

Hi Shorty,

The simple reply is that blogs (short for "web logs") are online journals or diaries written by one or more authors. Lots of people do use them as personal diaries, while many other blogs are now published by professional news organizations. They are easy to set up, so that anyone can now self-publish on the web.

Hope that helps! For an example, you can visit mine at www.diabetesmine.com.

Best,
AmyT

steadb
steadb 2008-10-04 15:37:33 -0500 Report

Our Diabetes Blog section is a compilation of different bloggers that we have found out there who talk about Diabetes. Amy is one of those bloggers but we also have many others. You can comment about their thoughts here after linking out to their sites.

steadb
steadb 2008-10-04 15:35:53 -0500 Report

Leigh:

Thanks for the questions.

On the first, as some people have noted already…blogs are web-based news, snippets, thoughts published online by citizen journalists, amateurs, regular Joes, and even professional journalists. Often times these blogs are a blogger's comments on other articles or thoughts by other bloggers…and contain links to those sites. Amy Tenderich is an example of a "professional" journalist blogger.

On the second question, we designed the "points" system to help our members be able to tell how active another member is…and how often they contribute to the community. You can use someone's points rating as a quick proxy to help you understand how much you want to trust that person's comments about drugs, treatments, lifestyle insights, etc. Not that you shouldn't necessarily trust another person's comments.

We hope to over time be able to extend other benefits to the higher points members. We aren't there yet, today.

Hope this helps.

Stead

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-04 15:26:23 -0500 Report

Bloggling is basically a diary that you post on the internet. It can be aboue anything…and I do mean anything…for us I would say anything from what your numbers are thru the day to how you are feeling.. Hope this helped.

Vicki

PAT L
PAT L 2008-10-04 15:01:45 -0500 Report

WELL I DONT KNOW WHAT OUR POINTS ARE BUT A BASIC BLOG IS YOU TELLING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT THAT THEY ASK ABOUT IN SOME CASES ITS JUST A LOT OF BS IN OTHER TIMES PEOPLE SAY WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT A SUBJECT AN TO THEM IT A TRUE STATEMENT. LIKE OUR TALK ABOUT DIABETES AN HOW WE REACT AN WHAT IT HAS DONE TO US AN WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT. I HOPE MY THOUGHTS ARE CORRECT BECAUSE IT WHAT I THINK..