-cited from the blog, ‘Global Village‘
As people blog for different reasons, they also create different types of blogs, depending on their target audience and interest (Librari*s & ‘Blogs). Some examples of the classification types of blogs include:
1. Politics, e.g. Donklephant
2. Fashion, e.g. Fashion Tribes
3. History, e.g. Blog 4 History: American & Civil War History
4. Law, e.g. Sentencing Law & Policy
Moblog or mobile blogging, e.g. Seth Lakeman’s moblog
1. Vlog or video logging, e.g. Lonelygirl15
2. Linklog is URLs (hyperlinks) blogging, e.g. Jennifer’s Link Log
3. Sketchlog, e.g. Karin Rindevall’s sketch log
4. Tumblelog is similar to link log but with more variations of posts, e.g. A Shot of JD
Status of publishers:
1. Business blog, e.g. GuruFocus.com
2. Corporate blogs, e.g. Redfin Corporate Blog
One of the difficulties with the combinations of blog styles is to identify unique types. Most people therefore have a look at the topic, style, and format. For example, when reading Lonelygirl15, we will be able to recognize that it is Vlog from the format (video).
Similar interest and passion precede a number of blogging communities such as The Dublin Community Blog, Coworking Community Blog, and The SXSWi Community Blog. The Dublin Community Blog, for example, is a group of bloggers in Dublin who write about the life and happenings in and around Dublin City.
With the emergence of social networks all over the place, many people start creating their own blog community. Drupal is an open source content management platform which supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. Also, it enables users to build their very own community blogs.
Librari*s & ‘Blogs, How blogs are moving into the library world, ‘Types of blogs’, viewed 1 May 2008,