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Ambiguity Over The Social Networking Concept Of Blog

As I write in Your Blog Is Like You - Unique, the name of this blog is "bloggerstatusforreal", and its URL is now "blogging.nitecruzr.net" (it's also known as "bloggerstatusforreal.blogspot.com"). There are many articles in this blog, and the articles are called "posts".

If you have a social networking account, like FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...), you may write a blog, to discuss a specific concern or interest which you may have. Both you and your friends may reply to your blog. If you have another concern or interest, you may create another blog for your account.

A FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...) blog, with many replies, is the equivalent to a Blogger (WordPress, TypePad, ...) post, with many comments. One FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...) account can contain many blogs, just as one Blogger (WordPress, TypePad, ...) blog can contain many posts.

All FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...) blogs, and other accessories and options are part of one account, and share one template and one base URL (your account name). A Blogger (WordPress, TypePad, ...) blog, likewise, shares one template and one base URL.

It's fairly simple to create a new Blogger blog. If you're used to creating blogs in FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...), you may be doing this, needlessly.
  • Start from your dashboard.
  • Click on "Create a blog".
  • Select any available blog name (URL).
  • Select a template.
  • Start composing your first post in your new blog.
It's still simpler to create a new post for an existing blog. If you're used to creating blogs in FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...), you maybe should be doing this, instead.
  • Start from your dashboard.
  • Find an existing blog.
  • Select "New Post".
  • Start composing your new post.


With Blogger, you can have one blog - many posts sharing one template and base URL, and the many posts can share one common subject, or have many subjects. Or, if you like to organise your interests, you can have a different blog for each of your many interests, each with a different template and base URL. This is an option that is not provided by FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...).

Just choose what you need, and be aware of the possibilities that Blogger offers, that FaceBook (Friendster, Multiply, ...) does not.

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Comments

Aviatrix said…
Thanks for explaining where people get the conflicting terminology from.

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