Blogging, A to Z

December 1, 2009 · 7 comments

A Dictionary of Blogging Terminology

Blogs are like pets. We give them cutsy names, fret over their health, SEO, and writing. Some worry about how their blogs are dressed; bloggers lovingly refer to this as design. We feed them “king content” and stroke them with comment love. Pure bred or mutt, we love our blogs.

Most of all we want others to love our blogs. We use social networking online and off, we promote with all manner of skill we can muster to sell the blog.
We hardly stop to think that most people in the world don’t know what a blog is, let alone anything about our blog.  Aside from our own care and feeding of our blog, education is key to having the world visit and pet it.

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The word blog was being used all the way back in 1999 and attributed to Peter Merholz who coined this word from WeB Log. Blog causes more confusion among the ubiquitous newbies than most other Internet jargon or acronyms. Here then, from A to Z, is an attempt to explain what bloggers take for granted in terms of LOG.
 
 
 
ALOG
A chunk cut from a tree, usually round and of varying size. Also, The result of what most of us do in the morning preceded by “floating a… .”

BLOG
A Web Log (See above).

CLOG
A wooden shoe (See ALOG). Also clogging, a type of dance. Advising someone to look at a log.

DLOG
Brought about by as a result of cutting down a tree. Reference to a log after seeing it.

ELOG – Electronic Web Log Book, or East London Organic Gardeners (or whatever you can use it for).

FLOG
To beat with a whip. Also used in reference to a certain personal pleasure.

GLOG
A CyborgLog, GLOG, is a first-person recording of an activity, in which the person doing the recording is a participant in the activity. I’m not sure what it is either.

HLOG
This actually has a definition but it is so esoteric don’t bother with it.

ILOG
Is a river in Tagalog, and is the name of two places in the Philippines. I didn’t know that, and I will promptly forget it.

JLOG
Well obviously this has a definition. I’m just not going to say what it is right now.

KLOG
I know you think this is a breakfast cereal company but in fact it is a knowledge blog. A KLOG is usually a BLOG with technical content used on an intranet. This may also be the German spelling of CLOG.

LLOG
A reference to number 1 by someone with a speech impediment. Also means Lincoln Logs. Are those things still around?

MLOG
Usually used in plural form as in, “You gonna move ‘m logs outta the way?”

NLOG
An acronym used by certain software engineers, a relatively new euphemism for programmers. These guys love logs.

OLOG
A large person from Norway. And of course another programmers word.

PLOG
This one is very popular. Pick one:
Project BLOG.
Personalized BLOG made for you by someone else. Amazon does this with books.
A way to update your BLOG from your Palm – assuming you didn’t put it away and forget about it.
A name formerly used by the open source community concerning BLOGS.

QLOG
Another programmers word. They make stuff up. Especially anything to do with logs.

RLOG
The log that belongs to us. Also another obscure nerdy programmers word.

SLOG
So many meanings, so little time.
A very heavy promiscuous woman.
A tiring journey through mud.
To fart – Yes, you read it correctly. Its in the book.
To waste money – “The guv’ment shore does slog money into Iraq.”
A type of BLOG, too vague to bother explaining.

TLOG
See QLOG. Also, a cylindrical pack of tea.

ULOG
You log, I log, we all log… Not yet defined. You may neologize ULOG for personal use only.

VLOG
Video BLOG
The Urban Dictionary definition: The next big thing in the evolution of narcissism.

WLOG
No longer applicable unless you are interested in QLOG.

XLOG
See previous entry. This may also refer to blogs with content unsuitable for anyone under 18.

YLOG
 A logarithmic explanation of something I don’t understand. x = by is the same as  y = logbx

ZLOG
German or French pronunciation for “the log.”

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Karen Black December 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Very funny. To think, they have taken one three letter word and built a new language around it.

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Mari December 5, 2009 at 10:26 am

:snort:

Hal Brown December 5, 2009 at 10:49 am

Thanks Mari. Always good to hear from you. And especially my friends in KY. :-)

Mari December 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm

:snort:

Hal Brown December 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Thanks Mari. Always good to hear from you. And especially my friends in KY. :-)

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