A weblog or what is known as blog, is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser. Darren Rowse from problogger.net make the definition simple for us. According to him a blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent ‘post’ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom. In short blog just another website that update frequently and the recent news placed on the top.
Nowadays there are a lot of blog provider that offer blog activity to their user. This blog is hosted at blogger.com. It is a free of charge service where you can create IF you have Google account a.k.a gmail account. Other popular platform is wordpress. As far as I know both platform are globally used by people to blog. Both blogger and wordspress are free service but both of them have different advantages.
According to its usage blogger use their blog to write their daily stories to share to other people, or write about their hobby, or, if the blogger happen to be sales person or a marketer, the blog is used to generated more sales to their products. It became lifestyle then. Many bloggers become interested in what it call monetizing their blogs. Companies saw this opportunity to increase the sale of their products. Webblog that have hundreds even thousands of viewers (now followers) are given mutual benefits by the company to gain profits from their traffic. As people tend to use Google to search everything they need the search engine then develop their business to advertise products. Adwords then came to be the weapon and Adsense came next.
Personally I use blogger, multiply and wordpress platforms to blog. Two of them have general topic, and This one mainly focus to share my knowledge of internet marketing. There are tons of articles of how to make money from home in the internet. You may search it in google, bing, yahoo, or baidu.