Interesting email from my Dad. Apparently, a friend of his is starting a Vintage Music Society (over in Nova Scotia) and he suggested that they start a Blog to get things going. He asked me to explain how one would set up a blog. I replied to him with instructions on setting one up on www.blogger.com. Then I got a reply back "So, in a nutshell, what exactly is a Blog?" Interesting question. The short answer is "Anything you want it to be". But that's trite.
An online dictionary defines a a Blog as follows:
n: Slang term for a weblog. A Web log, for the uninitiated, is a popular and fairly personal content form on the Internet. A person’s Web log is almost like an open diary. It chronicles what a person wants to share with the world on an almost daily basis.
I guess that's as good a definition as any.