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    #1

    keep/maintain/run a blog?

    What are the differences among "to keep a blog," "to maintain a blog," and "to run a blog"? Thank you most sincerely.

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    #2

    Re: keep/maintain/run a blog?

    They are just different ways of saying the same thing.

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    Re: keep/maintain/run a blog?

    * Not a teacher

    I agree with minnieuk, but I also have something to say.

    To maintain a blog doesn't necessarily mean that it's your blog. You can be a webmaster who just takes care of the technical stuff: updating blogging platform, adding plugins, search engine optimization etc.

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    Re: keep/maintain/run a blog?

    Good point. I think you could also say that of 'run a blog' - you could be maintaining or running a blog for someone else.

    Keep a blog would imply that it was your blog. Similar to 'keep a diary'.

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    #5

    Re: keep/maintain/run a blog?

    I think "write a blogs" or simply "blogs" would be the most natural. Susan writes a blog.

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    #6

    Re: keep/maintain/run a blog?

    Do you blog?
    Do you have a blog?
    Do you write a blog?

    Those would all suggest that the person actually writes and maintains their own blog. As the others said, you can maintain someone else's blog for them without writing a word.

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