Blogging first started as a way to have an online personal web log, in which a person would journal about their day. From “web log” came the term “blog.”

Like most new innovations on the Internet, many entrepreneurs saw marketing potential in having a blog, and blogging took off from there. Not only can a blog be used for marketing, but also, a blog can be a home business in and of itself.

Here’s an overview of what a blog is, why it’s popular, and tips to starting your own blog.

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