What is a Blog?

Although, I recently started blogging at this blog, I am no stranger to blogging. I first encountered this term in early 2000's in a technology magazine. At that time, I was excited by the idea of having a place on the internet at which I can share anything I want. I still am excited by this idea.

At that time, the word blog to me was synonymous with a public "Diary" that anyone can read and that is how I used my first few blogs. As online journals of interesting things I saw in life in general and on the internet in particular. My first few blogs were hosted on Blogger, which is also hosting this blog.

I was not the only one who thought that. Most of my friends used to think that blogs are online versions of their diaries. In fact, if you ask Google to define a blog, it still returns that a blog is a personal website at which an individual records opinions on a regular basis.

Although, the part about regular updates still holds true for blogs, they can no longer be limited to individuals. Blogs have now become a multi-person affair. Most popular blogs we encounter frequently are run by a team of authors who regularly publish updates. Also, you have corporate blogs where a HR team manages how their company is perceived online. Then, there are blogs by institutions that contain updates about upcoming events and latest happenings. All these examples mean that we can no longer call blogs as only being managed by individuals.

In the definition, the part about recording opinions is also slightly incorrect. There are blogs on everything, ranging from music to pictures of the great white shark. There are even some blogs teaching people how to blog. You need not be limited by a topic to blog today. You can even have a "mixed blog" containing posts about a lot of different topics. I can safely say that you can have a blog on just about everything these days. As long as you keep it regularly updated and give a way to people to communicate with you, it would still fall within the definition of a blog.

Considering all these things, I do not think that Google's definition does justice to the term blog.

In my opinion,

A blog is a regularly updated website where the publisher(s) shares information.

With the difference between blogs and websites disappearing gradually, I feel that you cannot limit what you call a blog and any regularly updated website where new posts are added frequently can be called a blog.

Get Popular On the Internet

On the internet, getting popular is not as difficult as it is in the real world. If you know the right tricks and have the required talent, you too could become popular very easily.

1. Launch a Successful Website: If you have an amazing idea that could become the next Facebook or the next Google, you could not only get popular online but also in real life as well. The only problem is getting such an idea is tough. Still, I will not discourage you and recommend you to think as hard as you could. Think about something that actually makes people's life easier or that actually helps them to do more. Try to come up with something that hasn't been done before. If you cannot find something new, try to find a better method of doing something that others are doing.

2. Start a Blog: If you cannot come up with a ground breaking idea for a website, the next best thing is starting a blog. Blog about anything you like but make sure to keep your posts interesting and original. Adding a slight controversy to your posts should do the trick and make your popular in no time.

3. Become a Facebook celebrity: Start a Facebook page on any topic you like. Invite all your friends to like it. Then, regularly share actually useful and interesting posts on it. Try to be humorous. Nothing gets more likes on Facebook than humor. Be updated with all the memes and try to post them on your page. From time to time, share interesting information about the topic of your page. If you want, you can launch a sponsored campaign on Facebook to even quickly gain more fans.

4. Become a Twitter celebrity: This is much similar to getting popular on Facebook. Instead of creating a Facebook page, you will have to create a Twitter profile. Just tweet stuff that you like and also re-tweet other people's stuff. Regularly update your account and make sure you are providing value to your followers. Try to post some humorous tweets from time to time. Be controversial but only to a limit.

5. Become a Power User: Join social sites like Reddit. Regularly submit useful content and give intelligent comment on other submissions. The community will start noticing you and if you do manage follow the previous line, will also start to respect you. Always reply to raised by fellow users and never ever insult anyone. Be polite and civil in your arguments. Remember to not say anything that you would not in a face to face conversation.

6. Your Profile: Having a well written profile for uploading in social networking sites, your blog and website will help make you notorious much sooner. Remember to have a descriptive profile, with a slight comic touch. People will praise your profile and will be attracted to you like bears to honey.

You can try any of the methods given above to become popular on the internet in no time.

Change Processor Name Permanently

Changing your processor name permanently requires you to edit the Processor Name Change Registry key. Each time when Windows starts, this key is returned to its original value when it scans for all the connected hardware. To make the name change permanent, it is required to edit this registry key on each Windows startup.

Solution: It is very easy to do so. All you need to do is place the registry file responsible for changing the processor name in the Windows startup folder. To do so, just follow the steps given below:-

Steps :-

1. Open Notepad.

2. Copy and paste the exact code given below:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"ProcessorNameString"="My new cool Processor"

To change the processor name, edit the part of the code that is in italics.

3. Click on File Menu, click on Save As and select "All Types" in Save as Type option. Save the file as ProcessorNameChange.reg or *.reg.

4. Create a new shortcut on your desktop. Enter regedit / S "Location of the .reg file" as the location of the item. For example, enter regedit /S "C:\ABC\Processor Name.reg" if your registry file is located at C:\ABC.


5. Copy the created file.

6. Go to :\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows XP) or to :\Users\ User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (in Windows 7 and Windows 8. AppData is a hidden folder.).

7. Paste the copied file.

As the file is placed in the Windows startup folder, it would execute each time you logon to your computer. This will result in your processor name changing every time Windows starts. So, when you try to see the name in your computer's properties, it would still display the new name.