Today the blog presents an important new environment on the Internet. Blog (Anglizam, longer name Weblog) is a publication on the Internet (web-in) that contains primarily periodic articles in reverse timeline-The latest articles are located at the top of the page. A Blog is a type of website (Figure 3), which is usually maintained by a user with frequent typing of content, comments, descriptions of events, or other material such as images and videos.
Many blogs provide comments or news about specific subjects, while others are more personal online logs. A typical blog contains a combination of text, images and links to other blogs, websites or other media related to the topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an essential part of blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, while some are focused on art, photography, video, music etc.
Like forums, blogs can also create addiction. Whether it’s just writing blogs, as one aspect of expressing creative energy and the rewards we get when someone praises or comments on our revelation, or reading blogs to satisfy our hunger for information, gossip or something else, it can be dependant. We have already mentioned that the dopamine system forces us to seek information, and the Opiodic system is responsible for the feeling of satisfaction. There’s nothing different about blogs. They offer a variety of information, from events, music, film, sports and others to gossip, which feeds our dopamine system, while finding this information creates a sense of satisfaction.
Some sociological studies tend to evaluate blog users and their user profiles. These studies agree that blogging is not only a teenage habit, but also includes other age groups. Further research shows the reasons the user leads to creating a blog. Some of these reasons for creating a blog are as follows:
- Talking about the life of bloggers
- Commenting and sharing opinions on topics
- Expressing feelings
- Organizing thoughts through writing
- Community creation.
The aforementioned reasons relate to the two main motives of satisfaction. One of them is the satisfaction of the content of the blog, with the need to talk about oneself by sharing thoughts and feelings. The second is the very satisfaction of the process, where the blogger is satisfied by writing and collecting various opinions. Both of these dimensions are associated with the third motivation typical of the internet, which is the social process. In addition to everything we have said about the blog, we can conclude that they pose a pathological risk to the dependence of the blog. In this case, writing and reading a blog can serve as an escape from reality.