Blogger Arianna Huffington at Event

A Web log, more commonly known as a blog, is a Web site that is written and maintained by an individual or group of bloggers. Blogs take several formats, including diary, news, commentary, or informational. Text, images, links to other Web sites, art, videos, and music are often compiled, formatted, and uploaded onto a blog’s Web site, which is hosted by a dedicated hosting service, or run independently using blog software. Bloggers specialize in writing about a particular topic, point of view, or interest.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Write about one’s opinions or areas of expertise for Web sites; post videos, photographs, audio, artwork, and other media to augment the written text
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Journalism
Experience Any writing experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Social
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Poor
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Blogger Outreach Manager or Social Media Manager
  • Well-Known Blogger
  • Blogger
  • Entry-Level Blogger