Back in the 1990s, blogs didn’t exist. The first website to be considered a blog was made in 1994, and the term “weblog” was coined in 1997 to describe logs on the web. Weblogs soon came to be known as simply “blogs” when one blogger jokingly split the term into “we blog.” Knowing this history, you can see how the concept of blogging is relatively young, yet it’s already such a big part of the web. There were estimated to be 600 million blogs around the world in 2019, and that number is constantly growing.
So why is blogging so popular? One of the best parts about blogging is that it lets you express yourself. Whatever you want to blog about, you can make it interesting as long as you yourself are interested in the topic. Blogs are also very flexible. You can use a blogging platform and never customize the design, or you can go as far as to create your own website with HTML & CSS to show off your web design skills. You can be a complete pro at writing, or you can be a beginner. Regardless, blogs are a good way to exhibit your personality and your interests to the rest of the world.
So as an answer to your question, the answer is yes, Yes, YES! Learn to blog already!
We are proud to share with you this completely free online compendium of resources to help you get started with, improve, and ultimately master the art of blog writing.
To that end, on the pages to come, you will find a bunch of truly helpful resources, each answering a key question you need the answer to. We also provide a list of resources, broken down by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, to ensure you get the support you need, no matter at what level you may find yourself.
Where do the resources come from? Our members and staff. We individually screen every resource prior to posting to ensure high quality, and to verify the authenticity of each. If it's listed, it means a) one of our Break Diving members has used the resource and highly recommends it, and b) the listed resource has in some way supported the growth of Break Diving and believes in our mission (or at the very least, has not actively refused to support our mission). You can trust that each resource we list is legitimate, and has our Break Diving seal of approval. If you have any issues with any of the resources listed, please reach out and let us know!
That all being said, it's time to take a deep dive into Blog Writing. Ready?