Seems like everbody's doing it 60 million everybodies, at last count.

So why all the hoopla about blogging?

First you have to understand what a blog is. A blog is a user-generated Web site containing journal-style entries that are generally displayed in reverse chronological order. Though they really began as online diaries (the term comes from "Web log"), many blogs provide thorough commentary or information by experts on specific subjects, such as food, politics, or local news. Blogs generally combine text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and social media (online technologies people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other, taking many forms, including text, images, audio, and video) related to their topics. Many bloggers enable readers to post comments in an interactive format.