What is a Blog?

A blog is an online journal or and area of a website that is regularly contributed to. It gives an individual or organization an opportunity to share their ideas on a topic or provide information to a reader.

The content of a blog article can range from educational information, new products, social issues, or simply personal experiences. 

How do I write a blog post?

A blog post (sometimes called a blog article) has the same writing and formatting expectations as writing web content which includes webpages, online articles, marketing materials, training or instructional materials, newsletters, business memos, and even emails. Writing for the web is different than writing academically. 

Our Writing Web Content guide provides all the guidelines for writing for the web, including writing a blog article. You will also find information there about purpose, audience, and tone and see a sample article.