Is a blog considered to be a meesage board or forum??
i would not consider it either... forum allows anyone to start a topic, while blog topics are started by the blog owner only with the potential for user comments
i consider blog more of a journal or diary because a forum requires 20 or more people and there is a diversed topics that you can discussed in
I consider a blog to be an online journal. You are journaling your thoughts and feelings on a certain subject. Unless you have a large following I think most blogs do not get very many comments on them. If it is a controversial post you may receive more comments than usual.
Yes you can put affiliate banners and links in a blog
usually in the sidebar but you can put them anywhere on your blog you want
A friend of mine says a blog is a glorified diary. I guess it depends on what you use it for.
A blog is anything you make it. Words, pictures, sounds, videos. Anything. It's just a specific format of a webpage usually sorted by date.
A blog is actually just a news system with a catchy name
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A blog can behave like a forum, if it's popular enough to receive many comments. The blog readers might start having discussions among themselves, making the comments more interesting to read than the article itself.