A blog (or weblog) is a regularly updated website run by individuals, groups, or organizations. Blogs tend to be written in an informal style and tend to be conversational in tone and scope.
Blogs and blog posts are as unique as their authors and can cover an enormous breadth of topics. They can be used as a place for personal writing, or they can be used as a way for professors to test your ability to think critically.
Check with your professor about any specific guidelines if you are writing a blog as a course assignment.
The purpose of a blog post is to convey an idea, present an opinion, offer a review, or provide information about a topic or a personal interest. Blogs tend to be context-specific and can cover topics from cat breeds, to cooking, to politics, to how to succeed academically.
An academic blog should do one or more of the following:
For personal blogs, consider doing the following:
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