A blog (or weblog) is an online journal or diary typically written by one person (there are some group blogs) about whatever subjects they wish, sometimes on a particular subject such as a science blog or political blog, and often on its own domain in a very much IndieWeb way, though the term long predates the community.
There are many reasons to start and regularly post a personal or perhaps semi-professional blog.
Keeping a blog of things you are learning and have learned is a commonly touted thing of interest to prospective employers as well as a chance to demonstrate some the skills you have and acquire.
Blogging about what you learn as you learn also demonstrates curiosity, self-motivation, and an interest in actively learning & growing new skills, all of which are strong positives for creatives of all types.
Specifically the options for starting a blog!
The vast majority of the IndieWeb community blog on their personal sites.
Modern blogs are expected to post articles, thus check here for IndieWeb Examples of blogs with articles:
Originally blogs often consisted of a series of links with maybe some commentary / summary, or journal entries without explicit titles or names. See:
- IndieWeb Examples of bookmarks and linkblogging
- IndieWeb Examples of notes and journaling for folks that blog their own notes, like tweets but without a length limit
- "Do these people even understand what a blog is?" @Pinboard October 29, 2019
- "my blog is a bonsai" @brb_irl April 8, 2020