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Comments not blogs

I have been an avid reader of the timesofmalta.com version for some time and took a liking to reading the comments left by other readers and even contributing myself. One thing that annoys me though is that many keep referring to such comments as "blogs". Readers should be made aware that commenting to a newspaper online article has nothing to do with blogging or blogs.

A blog is short for "weblog" and is a form of online diary or journal. Blogs usually give the reader the opportunity to comment but that does not make the one who comments a blogger as well.

For one to be a blogger one needs to start a personal blog.

Blogging features prominently in what is being termed Web Version 2 and it is usually a service offered for free.

For those who are really interested in starting a blog I suggest visiting www.blogger.com or http://wordpress.com (there are others but these two are the best according to me). For a better definition of blogs and blogging readers might be interested in visiting: http://acoustika.info/blogspres/Blogs.swfx.htm.

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