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What is a BLOG?

Definition of a blogA blog (shortening of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website or page within a website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on various subjects.

Blog Structure - Most blogs include some standard features and structure. Below are some of the features that the MERIK Authorized Dealer Blog blog may include:

  • Header with the menu or navigation bar
  • The main content area with highlighted or latest blog posts
  • Social profiles, favorite content, or calls-to-action
  • Footer with relevant links such as a disclaimer, privacy policy, contact page, etc.

What differentiates a Blog from a Website? Blogs need frequent updates. 

Blogs promote reader engagement. Readers get a chance to comment and voice their different concerns and questions to the viewer. Static websites, on the other hand, consists of content presented on static pages. Blogs are updated with new blog posts on a regular basis.

Key elements that identify a blog post from a static page include:

  • publishing date
  • author reference
  • categories
  • tags
  • a byline

Generally speaking, not all blog posts have all those elements ... and static website pages usually do not have any of those elements.

From a website visitor perspective, the content on a static site will not change from one visit to the next. The content on the MERIK Authorized Dealer Blog has the potential to offer something new each day, week, or month. Updates to the blog are made as contributing articles and questions are submitted.

Why is Blogging so popular? Through blogging, companies keep customers up to date. It provides the blog writer the potential to reach out to more people interested in specific topics. Through a blog, visitors can comment and interact with you or a blog moderator at MERIK Safe which helps you create a network of followers. The MERIK Authorized Dealer Blog will allow you to talk about most any topic related to the safe industry and express your opinion. (Sorry, blog posts on safe manipulation and safecracking techniques are not permissible.)

Questions about Blogging and Blog Submissions are to be made via email to: info@meriksafe.com.

 

Disclaimer - Last updated: 1/11/2019  The information contained on the MERIK SAFE website and MERIK AUTHORIZED DEALER BLOG (the "Products and Services") is for general information purposes only. MERIK Safe assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Products and Services. In no event shall MERIK Safe be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other torts, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Products and Services. MERIK Safe reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Products and Services at any time without prior notice. MERIK Safe does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.

External links Disclaimer: The MERIK Safe and MERIK AUTHORIZED DEALER BLOG website may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with MERIK Safe. Please note that MERIK Safe does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.