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A Beautiful Sunset

A First Post

This is a test blog post created by Tony. After experimenting with it, and creating other posts, this specific post may be deleted.

Here are some additional things I did to enhance this post:

(A) As part of adding some “pop” to this blog, I used the Pixabay image button, searched for “sunset,” found the picture that appears at the top, and added it to this post. I also changed its caption. Note that this image was added to this blog post via the Featured Image setting on the edit mode for this post.

(B) As part of making this blog appear well on blog overview page within this website, I added information to the “Excerpt” box below.

(C) In order to encourage commentary, I checked the “Allow comments” box in the Discussion field within the edit mode for this post.

(D) In order to help folks find this blog more readily, and to organize your future blogs, I added two categories and assigned them to this blog: Sunset and Waterview. You can read more about how to use categories and tags at wpbeginner.com.

As part of a adding text to this test blog, I added information from Wikipedia (2018): A blog (a truncation of the expression “weblog”) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. Until 2009, blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject or topic.

In the 2010s, “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and sometimes professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups, and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into the news media. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users who did not have much experience with HTML or computer programming. Previously, a knowledge of such technologies as HTML and File Transfer Protocol had been required to publish content on the Web, and as such, early Web users tended to be hackers and computer enthusiasts. In the 2010s, the majority are interactive Web 2.0 websites, allowing visitors to leave online comments, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also often build social relations with their readers and other bloggers. However, there are high-readership blogs which do not allow comments.

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