IMPORTANT: This article references blogs and blog articles. Depending on your product model, you might see news and news articles in your site. These are different names for the same feature and references to blogs in this article are also applicable to news.
A blog is a free-form posting of thought or commentary, usually maintained by an individual or groups of individuals with regular entries.
Most blogs serve as a platform for opinions and contain posts on one subject or topic, while other blogs serve as personal online diaries. In today's digital world, blogs have become increasingly popular; more than likely, you've seen, read, or at least heard of a blog.
Blogs in society & business
Over the years, blogs have become increasingly important to organizations as a method of social networking and an outlet for their communication strategy. Blogs make it possible for their users to connect and share ideas in a less structured manner, and they often enable readers to post comments and rate articles, providing even more opportunities for them to interact with each other. More and more, blogs are evolving into more than just a way to communicate: They have become a way to reflect on life, express opinions, and share commonalities.
Blogs in your Higher Logic community
Higher Logic understands the power and importance of blogs, so a Blogs module is automatically included with every community. Blog articles can be:
- published at the community and user levels, and
- made available to the entire site, specific communities, or externally to users who aren't members of your community.
In Community blogs, you can:
- tag blog articles to make them easier to organize and find, and
- rate blog articles that are of interest to you.
NOTE: Community users who belong to the HLBlogger Security Group can create and edit blogs.
Now that you have a better understanding of what a blog is and how your users can benefit from one, jump into the following articles to: