What is a blog?

The word blog is used quite frequently today. But many people are unclear about what a blog is. Please view the 4-minute video below and enjoy a clear and thorough introduction to blogs.

 As you watch the video, keep the following things in mind:

  • Where does the word “blog” come from?
  • What is a theme used for?
  • What are the 4 main sections of a blog?
  • What is the purpose of a menu?
  • What is the purpose of a sidebar?
  • What is a footer typically used for?
  • What goes in the body of a blog?
  • What is the difference between a “post” and a “page”?
  • What is the value of enabling comments on a blog post?


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