Literary meaning of a blog

Literary meaning of a blog Literary meaning of a blogThe word “blog” possesses a diverse meaning from individual webmasters perspective, but by the way, what is the literary meaning of a blog? Many webmasters sees blog as an online journal with various platforms like blogger, wordpress, etc. or a kind of website with contents which are displayed in a chronological order either reverse or not.

Understanding the word blog seem very simple but understanding the act of blogging is what many new webmasters couldn’t solved with proper analysis  ranging from choosing a domain name, host, template, niche etcetera. Gosh you said! Hope you are not getting confused?

Getting started with a blog and understanding “how to start blogging” solely depend on the procedure and the process you take and understand about blogging but thank God with literary meaning of a blog because a going to liken blog with what almost everybody knows much about.

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Even a caterer can start a blog today simple because blog is like…

Blog can be liken to an ice-cream, when you understand how to prepare this cream right from the very first step, then, you are practising what we called blogging via the literary process.

Am going to liken the understanding of a blog with the act of preparing an ice-cream for the sake of understand it literarily.

You need to understand that, when starting a new business so many things will contribute to the success of the business such as ice-cream which you are making from the comfort of your home, however, ice-cream making machine, location, landlord, store/container, product, and some ice-cream ingredient are required to process an ice-cream

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Now, having all these you can prepare an ice-cream for human consumption but before I likened it to the word blog, let understand these entire aforementioned requirement.

Ice-cream making machine: I can’t just speak for you but I know if you are making it in large quantity this is needed but if it for personal consumption you may not however there is much to ice-cream making if you are producing it in large quantity so, since it’s a business it very wise to have the machine for easy making.

Location: This is a business; definitely an address is needed for your ice-cream office or store, isn’t it? When advertising our product we need to give a specific location and address to our customers in order to boost our sales which will refer to as traffic and the more people that patronize our product the more sales we are liable to make (traffic).

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Landlord: We can afford to buy our land and build our own store for the sake of our business but do we really need to go through the stress of erecting new building when we can afford a rent? Therefore, all we need to do is to look for someone who can hire us a space to start our business.

Store/container:  We have successfully gotten a space and address, and then the next thing now is to start our shop.

Product: Putting together a store without putting anything for sale is nothing but total lost and wasting of time… In my store, what I have chosen to start selling is ice-cream.

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Ingredient: Now, we need some ice-cream making ingredient to put together and start mixing it together with the help of our ice-cream making machine.

Our topmost priority is our customer because they need the best ice-cream to keep patronizing us and that is why we need to give them the best ice-cream ever. And that seem fascinating right? Great!

Now, we need to juxtapose the making of ice-cream with the literary meaning of a blog with the above point.


Starting a blog is like setting up a new business, so we are going to follow the process of making ice-cream above to set up/ start our new blog.

Blog making machine: Making of our blog can follow two format, either by hand i.e following the use of code which MANY do not understand, most often you command your computer to carry out certain instruction using computer language but I wouldn’t prefer following that method which can be somehow complicated and since we are discussing about the literary meaning of blogging, we need not to burden ourselves with coding. Therefore, we will start our blog by making use of already made blog machine which bloggers called blogging platform. There are many blogging platforms though but I will personally recommend wordpress and blogger platform.

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Location: This is the address of our blog/website. The website am talking is the website URL like the URL you are reading this post from i.e

Landlord: We have gotten our blog/website name and the next thing is to buy the space for our website/blog. Guess what our landlord is? Our landlord is our host, and that can be purchased from a hosting company such as  (adetechblog, doncaprio, obasimvilla hosting company)

Store/container: Our website name must be ready by now and probably the rented space, then we need to put the two together (our website name and the space). Note that the major ingredient of our cream is bricks and mortar and the major requirement that our blog or website is to be set on is files. Decorating our ice-cream is a matter of individual differences so also designing our website or blog is individual differences.

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Product: Setting up a website without quality content is nothing and is far from greatness. Then what are you planning to put in your blog, there comes in choosing the best niche and type of content.

Ingredient: This is what we really need to be conscious off, what we put on sale is very paramount. Your ingredient must always be unique and put on the garment of quality and not quantity. And with all this you are good to go with setting up a blog from the knowledge of making an ice-cream!

Adesanmi Adedotun is a part-time blogger who lives in Nigeria and Nigerian by birth, a chronic Mathematician as a profession. Am a typical fan of 9ice (Adigun Alapomeji) when it comes to Nigerian traditional singers. You can add me on Facebook . You can follow my UPDATE on Facebook | Twitter and on Google plus


20 Responses to “Literary meaning of a blog”

  1. Nov 28. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,

    I wonder why people started to dig out the meaning of blogging today. I just read a post by Charmine where she was settling the real use of blogging () and here you’ve compared blogging with ice-cream making.

    You’ve explained it nicely with this analogy and it was entertaining to read your post.

    Regarding ‘Blog making machine’ I’ve recently published 10 best brands for wordPress blogs if this is what you choose for your blog. Other platforms also will be equally good depending upon your purpose.

    Regarding the good platform, I liked WordPress just for the flexibility and friendliness, but as I experienced, I’ll go for Joomla for my next project. I felt that it is much easier to rank Joomla blogs compared to WordPress. I suspect if Google has a different algorithm to measure WordPress sites than other platforms.

    Thanks for this wonderful post and hope it will help many.
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  2. Nov 28. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,

    I liked the way you compared blogging to ice-cream in this post :)

    Yes, you are right – blogging isn’t easy, and it surely isn’t a piece of cake! You do need to have all the things as you mentioned above before you proceed to start making a blog, just as you have a process for making your ice-cream. I think the ingredients are the most important factor and those need to be in the right proportion for your blogs success, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week :)
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  3. Dec 01. 2013

    Understanding the true meaning of the blog is being compared to setting up a business like the ice cream making.

    There is a process that needs to be followed to set it up correctly. If these are properly selected and identified you can set up your own blog and become successful in this.

    The blog is quite a broad term and starting to make one is quite a debatable issue.

    But understanding it in the perspective of ice cream making is one way to understand it clearly.

    A very well descriptive post!

    Thanks for this one. shared this post and I was able to read this.

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  4. Adesanmi Adedotun

    Dec 02. 2013

    Hi Annyalyn,

    Thanks for sharing this post
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  5. Dec 02. 2013

    I have to agree! Blogging is not just blogging. It consist of many things to produce a blog. You need a writer, a paper, pen, idea, knowledge and understanding. And I must say, it is not easy to create one.

    This is such a nice share about understanding blog. :) Thanks a lot! Informative!

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing social site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

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  6. Dec 04. 2013

    great and nicely written post thanx mate,,
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  7. Dec 09. 2013

    Hi Adesanmi,

    Well that’s the first time I’ve ever heard blogging being compared to making ice cream but we’re always telling everyone that they can find topics to blog about everywhere. Even when their thoughts are on ice cream as you did here.

    You are definitely right about all the ingredients that are needed to start a blog and although the simple act of writing is the easiest part of all, as bloggers we know there is so much more behind the scenes. Is it still worth it? Absolutely so I hope that those not quite sure whether they should jump on in or not, I say do it. The enjoyment of it will be like eating that delicious bowl of ice cream when it’s all done.

    Great job and have a wonderful week.

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  8. Dec 25. 2013

    Nice posting, thank you for sharing this blog.. i love this one

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  9. Dec 25. 2013

    Good one ! Really, a useful and informative post . We understand the real meaning of Blog and how to work on it …Thanks for the share

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  10. Dec 25. 2013

    Great work Adesanmi! It was fun reading your post the way you compared it with an ice-cream
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  11. Dec 27. 2013

    Blogging is not a easy game. Some people thinks that it is too easy, they think it is easy to earn from blogging.
    In blogging you have to learn a lots of things to become a successful blogger.
    Blogging demands patience, time, determination and many more things
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    • Adesanmi Adedotun

      Dec 28. 2013

      Hi Rajesh,

      Blogging is an online business with personal portfolio but many sees it as an online money machine which is a very wrong impression but notwithstanding, getting to know what blogging seems to be is the easiest way to convince the upcoming blogger and how to prepare for the task ahead in the blogging world generally
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