Chapter 4. Creating Your First Post

What Is a Blog Entry?

A blog entry is a separate posting to your blog. Blog entries, also known as posts, are the core of blogging. They can be composed sitting at your computer, sent in by email (see Chapter 2, “Starting Your Blog Right”), or even, using third-party tools, sent in via text message or transcribed from a voice message.

Functionally, a blog entry can be as short or as long as you want. Your blog visitors will expect a complete thought of at least a few sentences, though a “coming soon” announcement or a quick update can be briefer.

If there’s any such thing as a typical blog post, it’s about the length of a newspaper editorial, six to eight paragraphs of a few sentences each. ...

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