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A blog is just a specialized web page (in fact, the name 'Blog' is short for 'WeB log'). A Blog is usually focused on a particular topic and consists of a series of posts that are (typically) short in nature and organized by topics. The newest post is displayed first, and older posts are archived (but still searchable and viewable). What makes a Blog different from an ordinary web page is that the reader can add comments to posts they have read.

For a more in-depth exlanation see this Blog Overview page.

Popular Blogging Software


Free, provided (and hosted) by Google.


Free open-sourse website development (& blogging) software.  Can create a site for free at or install on your own server (or a web hosting service).

Useful links include:

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