I was doing keyword research on what to blog about next.
That’s when I saw the keyword “blog or blogs.”
What is that keyword even mean?
Blog or blogs, seriously?
Then I tried to get into the mindset of whoever might be typing this in Google search.
Is the person asking the meaning of a blog?
Does the person want to know how to use the word blog or blogs in a sentence?
Or just want to know if “blog” is a plural word?
Anyway, this is what I think.
Blog or blogs, what is the question?
Let me define a blog.
No, let’s not. Let’s go somewhere that has more knowledge of the English language, Oxford Dictionary.
1. a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
2. a single entry or post on such a website:
She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine’s website.
verb (used without object)[source: Dictionary.com definition of a blog]
1. to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
verb (used with object), blogged, blog·ging.
2. to express or write about on a blog:
She’s been blogging her illness for almost a year.
As you can see, the word blog is a website run by an individual or a group.
Also, you can use the word blog as an action word.
For example, “I would always remind myself to blog at least once a week.”
Now that we know what blog means, let’s go over the potential questions this keyword holds:
- Is it blog or blogs?
- Should I have one blog or plenty of blogs?
Is it blog or blogs?
Since the definition of a blog or blogs is a regularly updated website or web page. I think we should define the website and web page first to answer correctly.
Website[source: website meaning]
noun: website; plural noun: websites; noun: web-site; plural noun: web-sites
a set of related web pages located under a single domain name, typically produced by a single person or organization.
Web page[source: web page meaning]
noun: web page; plural noun: web pages; noun: webpage; plural noun: webpages
a hypertext document on the World Wide Web.
Here’s a sentence that can explain website and web page together in a sentence:
- You are currently reading a web page titled “Blog or blogs” on my website Blogzn.
The words website and blog are interchangeable, for example:
- You are currently reading a blog titled “Blog or blogs” on my blog Blogzn.
So, what is it? Blog or blogs?
Since a blog is a noun, it can also be plural by adding the letter s at the end.
The use of the word blog or blogs in a sentence is correct.
Should I have one blog or many blogs?
At the start of your blogging journey, it’s hard to maintain many blogs, especially if you don’t have the financial capacity.
I suggest starting with one blog first. Then as you earn some money through blogging, don’t feed yourself just yet. Put whatever you make back into your business.
When your business grows, you’ll need to start growing too. The blog won’t be your baby anymore. And you’ll have to learn how to let go.
For you to scale, hiring others to do what you’re doing will let you start another blog. Repeat the whole process until you have many blogs earning considerable income for you.
Now you have many blogs, not just one blog.
Where did the word blog come from?
The word blog came from weblogging. Where people used the internet to keep an online diary. People called these weblogs.
The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger 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 Peterme.com in April or May 1999. Shortly after that, 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[source: History of blog]
Some bloggers may tell you that the term blog only means a website or a web page. You are stupid to use the word blog as a verb to imply writing content for a web page. Don’t let them fool you.
Just refer the cuckoo blogger to this blog or quote the meaning of a blog or the blog’s history as above.
I hope you can tell me because my feeble mind can’t comprehend the intent of this keyword, “blog or blogs.”
Blog or blogs? Hmmm…
I’ve read what others are saying about the word blog or blogs.
And they are regurgitating each other’s blog.
Just do a quick Google search of “blog or blogs,” and you’ll know what I mean.
I owe it to you to inform you that not everything on the internet is true.
You have to do your research and not blindly follow the information on a blog.
A blog is a noun, and it can have a plural form, blogs. A blog can also be a verb, an action word such as blogging, blogged, or blog.
Listen, I blog all the time. I blog for a living. And the use of a blog as a verb is perfectly OK.
Moreover, this post or article you’re reading. It is a blog. After all, a blog is a web page, according to Google Dictionary.
And a web page is a hypertext document on the World Wide Web, according to Lexico.com.
Lexico is a joint venture by Dictionaries.com and Oxford University Press.
And according to Dictionaries.com, a blog is a single entry or post on such a website.
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