Blogs: Writing and reading blogs

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A blog will allow you to publish what you want to say online in a quick and simple way, using text, sound, images, video.

Blogs can have more than one owner/writer: for example a joint blog for a research team. You can opt to allow readers of your blog to comment on your posts.

Creating a blog

To create a blog, you need to register with a blog service. Popular free services include:

Compare features of different blog services: http://www.weblogmatrix.org/

Reading other people's blogs

You can read blogs online directly on the blog's website. Many blogs also have a newsfeed, which means you can get the content delivered to you when anything new is published (search the Skills Toolkit for more info about newsfeeds). Google offers a special blog search which allows you to search for blogs for your interest area http://blogsearch.google.co.uk/.