Blogging is still a relatively new concept to many people, so I thought a little explanation would be good for those who want to understand a little more about what all of this is.
A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. The term “blog” is derived from “Web log.” “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
You can also read some detail about how to get the most out of blogs at these sites:
If you are reading multiple blogs per day, it can get overwhelming to keep up. A smart idea, is to set up RSS feeds in your Internet browser. IE, Firefox and Opera all support this feature and all blogs should have the feed setup ready to push content to your browser. This will consolidate everything into one set of streams that can be reviewed very quickly to scan for topics of interest. IE7 has made real improvements here and allows toggling back and forth between favorites and feeds, you can also set how often the feeds are updated. As usual, it is late to the innovation game but does better than before.
You can also review profiles of blogs on Technorati which provides some interesting insight and statistics into a blogs’ value and penetration.
There is a never ending amount of information that can help making blog reading more efficient and useful. One thing I hate, is looking at the clock and seeing how late it is, because I have been clicking around until midnight! This sites have numerous speciality hints and hacks that can be really useful.