The popular blogger.com owned by Google, Inc. has been around the internet for a while.
But still no matter how appealing a Blog may seem now a days there are still a few people that does not actually get to know what really a Blog is.
Well, a Blog is a type of website that allows you as its owner to easily put in your messages and publish it online.
It's more like a journal or a diary type of site, but what's interesting is it's not hidden from others like a normal diary where in only you can write and see it.
A Blog is your personal site and your online diary at the same time. It is a place where you post something and other may post a comment about your post. It's actually a great site to publish your own opinion and "what you think"? thingy.
Now, with all those features how come it's also a marketing tool? For some it may seem to be a diary or a journal but for some it is more likely to be a place to advertise products and market them.
Why? Because of the ability of Blogs to be crawled easily by search engines and because of the nature of a Blog that makes it look like an e-campus class that consist of a teacher and students. Advertisers, marketers and even programmers can make use of a Blog to post in messages about their products and users could post in their comments too.
A Blog is easily crawled by search engines because it is a content based site and search engines loves sites with great content volumes. I have a Blog my self at http://prialde.blog.com and with in 24 hours I can already search my Blog at Google Search.
A Blog is a great tool indeed. The answer now to the question, "Do I Really Need It??" is up to you to answer. Just remember no site is great without others knowing it.
Here are some of the Blogs I love to spend some time on.
And here are some of the sites offering free Blogs.
And try this site http://simpleads.net/ to advertise your Blog.
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