Bitácora, from the French bitacle, is a kind of wardrobe used in maritime life. It is an instrument that is fixed to the deck, near the rudder and the nautical needle and that facilitates navigation in unknown oceans.
In ancient times, this device used to include a notebook (the logbook) where sailors recounted the development of their trips to record everything that happened in it and the way in which they had been able to solve problems. This notebook was kept in the log, it was protected from storms and climatic events because it served as a reference book when faced with the vicissitudes of the trip.
Over time, the notion of a log became associated almost exclusively with that of a log book (for example: “The island’s sighting was narrated in detail in the captain’s log”) and spread to other areas.
According to DigoPaul, a log is currently a notebook or publication that allows you to keep a written record of various actions. Its organization is chronological, which facilitates the review of the annotated contents. Scientists often develop blogs during their investigations to explain the process and share their experiences with other specialists.
Blogs got a great fame from the development of weblogs or blogs, which are virtual blogs that are published on the Internet. Blogs collect information of all kinds and can be written by one or more authors. This type of blog usually accepts the participation of readers through comments and opinions.
The fotolog or flog, on the other hand, is a blog that is based on the publication of images and comments of little extension.
A blog to capture a project or work
The concept can also be linked to certain projects work or research represents a notebook where progress and results are reported in a given study or work; it includes hypotheses, observations, ideas, data, obstacles that may arise in the course of the investigation. It is mostly used for school projects, subject planning, and educational content.
It is organized chronologically, in such a way that as progress is made in the project, the results are recorded in the notebook in order to have a clear follow-up of all the work carried out. In a blog of this type, all the conditions in which the project has been developed must be recorded.
As with legal acts, pages cannot be torn off; if a typo or whatever is made, a call should be made with a typo explaining it. This is done in this way because it is considered that what at one time can be considered wrong in the future can serve to solve the same or another problem.
A blog is made up of several parts, they are: Cover (the first page that includes the name of the school and the data of said institution, the name of the project and the data of those who participate in it), Table of contents (an index is presented with the various activities that will be included in the blog; it is completed as the project progresses, for which several blank sheets must be left after the cover) Procedures (each member of the team is expressing their ideas and results freely so that everyone can consult what was exposed or investigated by others) Bibliography (Include references to content that has helped team members in the investigation and that help clarify certain parts of what is included in the blog).