What the heck is a blog, anyway? Where did the word come from? The word blog is a short form for the word weblog, which is a combination of the words web + log. In its infancy (late 1990s), individuals posted information about their lives and opinions – like an online personal journal or diary. Now, blogging is a great way to share positive information or news about your company. It also helps in search engine ranking. However, where do you start? How do you begin? This infographic provides some of the key points to know when beginning a blog, or keep in mind when writing your next blog.