According to google, a blog is “a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style”.
I have always been a fan of looking at blogs. Blogs come in different shapes and sizes. When we think of blogs, we just think of words on a page with some pictures every one in a while. At least that’s what we are taught in school. In my experience, blogs are an even mixture of both. There are many different blogging platforms online that let you be creative in your own way.
WordPress, for example, is a site mainly for the type of blogs where you want to read about a specific topic or write original content but there are two other sites that I have known to be very popular blogging sites.
Tumblr and pinterest.
The difference between these two blogging platforms vs wordpress is that you don’t only write or post original content. You can easily follow other blogs and post their stuff on your page (giving them automatic credit, of course).
Tumblr has always been my preferred website to use because you can make your own page, and be as creative as you want to be with it.
The above picture is an example of one of my friends tumblr page. If you click on it you can see that it is mostly pictures, but she does post original content. You can follow a variety of blogs depending on what you are interested in. Her blog, for example, has to do with a lot of fashion and art. But you can also follow pages that are comedic, or pages about particular movies or music. The possibilities are endless!
The point of tumblr is to be able to have a place where you can be inspired by other people and share your passions and interests without having to use many words. If you wanted to follow blogs that have more writing, you could do that too! There are plenty of pages dedicated to storytelling and poetry, it’s all just in a more relaxed style.
Pinterest on the other hand, is a little more different.
You can have your own page, but it’s mostly about you “pinning” things to your “board”, kind of like a bulletin board!
Pinterest works very well for specific topics that you want to learn or see more about. You can type in “education” or “halloween costumes” and it’ll come up with a variety of posts about that topic. It’s a very good place to go to if you’re on a mission. It’s a similar idea of tumblr, in the way that you can take things from other people’s pages and post them on your page so that people can see what you are interested in, but it doesn’t give you any room to make original content or create your own “blog”.
Nevertheless, these are both blogging sites that I was introduced to, especially in high school. A lot of people that I went to high school with were big fans of pinterest (mostly girls) because it is an easier way to blog. You don’t really have to put a lot of work into it whereas tumblr is more on the creative side.
There are so many different ways to blog nowadays, making it easier than ever to start to blog in the specific way that you want. So, go! Start a blog, go write about whatever you want, have your voice heard.
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