Anatomy of a Blog
Elements of a Blog Identified and Defined
1. Title. All Blogs have a Title which may or may not relay what the blog is about. Clicking the title will usually refresh the blog.
2. Posts. Chronological Posts (with the latest being first) relay information and often contain text, links, images, or other multimedia.
3. RSS. All blogs have RSS, Real Simple Syndication, which enables readers to subsribe and get updates automatically.
4. Links. Most blogs have links with information they are referring to.
5. Sidebar with Widgets. Most blogs have a "sidebar", which can display ways to naviagate the blog such as recent posts, categories, tags, link lists, or other information.
6. Categories. All blogs contain categories that posts belong to. These are very general categories and help organize the blog for readers seeking more information.
7. Recent Posts. Most blogs allow you to see recent posts at a glance.
8. Tags. Tags are another way to micro organize information on a blog.
9. Pages. Blogs can also have pages, which are more static in nature than the blog "page". The blog page shows posts, the other pages can show other information which may not change as frequently.
10. Comments. Blogs also usually allow comments so readers can participate and discussion can take place.