Blogs are a great way of encouraging participation in the network, so you may choose to have your moderated, communal blog (known as 'The Magazine') as your home page.
The term Blog originates from a blend of the term 'web log'. A blog is a type of website, or part of a website, that is usually maintained by an individual with regular entries added complete with any photos, videos and content from YouTube and so on. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via instant messaging on the blog. It is this interactivity that individualises them from static websites.
Many blogs provide up to date news on a particular subject while others function more as a personal online diary. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other websites and media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. The majority of blogs are mainly textual, although some focus on photographs, art, videos, audio and music. Micro blogging is another way of blogging which features very short and to the point posts.