What's a blog?

If I say “blog”, people ask me: “What is a blog?” I have no idea what say without them zoning out or losing interest. “Reverse chronological order” is a mouthful. “Um, it’s a just website that’s easier to write to, like a journal. The difference is that the latests posts are at the top. The cool thing is that you don’t need to know a bunch of code, that’s why it’s so awesome.” Does that sound simple enough?

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Trust & Safety Wrangler at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

2 thoughts on “What's a blog?”

  1. Thanks for the link, Lucas. I’m hoping that the way I explain it is best. It’s short and sweet.

    However, if they ask why they’re so good, then you can throw a longer explanation at them. Personally, I don’t think anyone can handle a huge explanation in one bite – you know, the linking power, pingbacks, RSS, etc. You have to feed most people the pros of blogs bit by bit, and then they’ll see the power of blogs.

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