What is a blog?

First things first: do you know what a blog is?

For those less familiar with blogs, today we are going to identify the main elements and structure of a blog, and, to do so, we´ll carry out the following tasks:

  1. Have a look at (at least) two of the blogs below (for example, one in English and one in your own mother tongue)
  2. Think which are their main elements and structure; what you think makes a blog what it is.
  3. Leave a comment with your answers.

Waiter rant

“A waiter that has been blogging his experiences with fussy customers and bad tippers since 2004…It’s representative of the so-called ‘job-blogs”


The Sartorialist

“Man wanders around Manhattan with a camera. Spots someone whose outfit he likes. Asks if he can take a picture. Goes home and posts it on his blog”



“The most popular blog in Japan”


Petite Anglaise

Adventures of an English girl living and working in Paris


Crooks and liars

“a progressive/liberal-leaning political blog, with over 200m visitors to date”


Basic Thinking

A German chap blogging absolutely about anything; just keep in mind that “Recently rated the 18th most influential blog in the world”.

basicthinking. de

Xu Jinglei

Jinglei is a Chinese actress and film maker that runs the most visited blog in the world. “In it she reports on her day-to-day moods, reflections, travels, social life and cats”.


Beppe Grillo

” A popular Italian comedian and political commentator, long persona non grata on state TV, who is infuriated daily – especially by corruption and financial scandal in his country.”


Desde Cuba – Generación Y

Yoani Sánchez is a critical voice and a witness of the daily life in Cuba, from inside the island.


Chocolate and Zucchini

One of the most popular cooking blogs, from a French young woman working in Paris and living in Montmartre.


Are you ready now to say what a blog is?

If these examples are not enough, check out any of the 50 best blogs in the world here.


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