The Different Types of Blogs, Explained
By David O Connell

Blogs are sources that provide information
and news, regarding different topics. The
term 'blog' is a more casual and popular
term for 'Web log'. There are various types of web logs, depending on the kind of
information, they provide.

Blog writing or blogging initially began in the form of diaries. These blog types
provided personal information as in an autobiography of a person. This requires
conscious writing and highlighted important aspects of a person's life, which most
people would be keen in reading. This trend highly popularized the practice of

Blog Post Types:

1. Interviews:
Writers often use interviews to learn more about a particular topic, they
are working on. Thus, it may not include relevant information, but a general opinion of
the public regarding a specific topic. Mostly, one or two questions are asked to get an
overview of different responses.

2. Case Studies: It is one of the most popular types of blogs. Web sites include case
studies, usually as review posts, where they add certain content information regarding
their sites. Many web sites use case studies as a medium to generate income.

3. News Media: These are blogs which display illegal, incorrect, or inaccurate
information. Sometimes, they take the content from a media source and make
unintentional modifications and omissions.

4. Reviews: Usually, every online product or service has reviews along with it. They
contain personal opinions or experiences regarding a particular product. This helps
the readers to make a fair choice.

5. Corporate: Business entrepreneurs use corporate blogs to advertise their products
and business processes. They update readers regarding recent projects, or services or
any other modifications in business.

6. Rants: These are likely to trigger serious discussions and debates. Topics can range
from political to ethical values and there are immense differences in opinions. Hence,
they sometimes cause controversies, but are highly informative.

7. Spam or Splogs: Their basic purpose is to advertise commercial companies. They
contain large number of links to enhance search engine results. Hence, they make use
of repetitive text and keywords.

8. Critique Posts: Often mistaken as 'Attack Posts', they are aimed to criticize a
particular aspect of a topic the site is advertising. However, critique blogs are mostly a
result of criticism.

9. Personal: Teenagers usually, make use of personal web logs to post their anger or
share some of their crucial moments and problems with distanced friends. Visitors
have an access to such content and can post their opinions or suggestions on the

10. Culture Blogs: A social organization designates bloggers to display content
regarding the social aspects of a culture or cultural ethics. Here, the content is highly
informal and a visitor can post an opinion, without offending any religion or culture.

Business organizations use branding, sales, relationship, collaboration and knowledge
blogs, for different commercial reasons.

Inspirational, humorous, cultures, collation and problem posts are not so common
types of web logs, but can bring a desirable change in thinking patterns, if used

About the author: David O Connell: How to start a blog and make money with blogs and  
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