Blogger’s Guide

How to use a blog?

How to find a blog with a search engine?

People who look for information on the internet find blogs (or weblogs) – such as this one about the working situation in the German Youth Hostel Bavaria. Often times blogs have something to do with the search terms and provide background information as well.

What is a blog all about? How can we use blogs and what is the difference between a blog and a common homepage?

Blogs (or weblogs) were initially designed as a kind of diary or log. A blog is used by an author (possibly a group) to jot opinions, ideas or visions about certain topics. The blog entries (posts, articles) are mostly open to the public. Blogs are in chronological order, i.e. posts are listed by release date.
This creates a “red thread“ throughout a topic. You are also able to look for keywords in a blog.
The great thing about blogging is that you can do it anywhere you want using almost all means of communication. No matter if you are at home, travelling by train or at work, using a smartphone, tablet, netbook or desktop, a blog becomes a constant companion on a daily basis.

Blog impact
Although not scientifically proven, experts agree that a blog can have a huge impact. E.g. critical examination of a politican’s doctoral thesis, the global Occupy movement and even spontaneous large demonstrations emphasise this. “News“ often appear in a blog long before they appear in the public press.

How to use our blog?
The commentary function
The main difference between a blog and a common, static homepage is the intentional interaction with its readers – with you!
Each article has a commentary function which enables you to leave your thoughts, questions, remarks or suggestions to each post/comment. This makes it vibrant and balanced.
Simply click ??? at the bottom of a blog and leave your comment. You can even comment anonymously.

E-Mail to the blog editors
If you are inspired by a post, feel free to mail us an additional topic. We are going to post your article. Make sure that it matches our blog goals. Please contact us at

Cross-linking with other blogs
Our blog thrives on the community with other blogs. Interesting topics can be found on our homepage under the link “recommended blogs“. This is a way to draw attention to other blogs and network with each other.

Integration of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and feeds
We also put great emphasis on integrating external media which enables to spread information for a broad readership. The most popular social media networks are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, their number increases almost weekly. Another way to access constant information on the latest articles of a certain blog is subscribing a feed. Look at the bottom of our homepage. If you have installed a feedreader, you can get the latest blog posts automatically in your RSS reader.


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