Automated form of podcasting that allows bloggers and blog readers to generate
audio versions of text blogs from RSS feeds.
A blog where the posts consist mainly of voice
recordings sent by mobile phone, sometimes with
some short text message added for metadata purposes.
A humorous reference to the world
of librarian blogging
The audience, or readership, of a
a humourous misspelling of 'blog'
a math oriented blog. A portmanteau of "math"
A blog focusing on commentary about the law, generally
written by a law professor, law student, or lawyer.
A portmanteau of "law" and "blog".
A blog entry consisting of a request to the readers, such as for information
or contributions. A portmanteau of "blog"
and "beg". Also called "Lazyweb."
A blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic.
Most blog carnivals are hosted by a rotating list
of frequent contributors to the carnival, and serve
to both generate new posts by contributors and highlight
new bloggers posting matter in that subject area.
Blistless or B-listless
When a blogger becomes listless or
apathetic about posting. It is also indicative of what will happen to the
blogger's mailing list.
(weblog client) is software to
manage (post, edit) blogs from operating system with no need to launch a web
browser. A typical blog client has an editor, a spell-checker and a few more
options that simplify content creation and editing.
Person who runs a blog. Also blogger.com, a popular blog hosting web site.
Blogs written by and for Mormons (a portmanteau
of "blog" and "Tabernacle".
Generally refers to faithful Mormon bloggers and
sometimes refers to a specific grouping of faithful
One of the most popular blog awards.
A website constructed from a group
of linked weblogs, typically with the main blog aggregating the total
content/acting as a gateway.
The XML-based file in which the
blog hosting software places a machine-readable version of the blog so that it
may be "syndicated" for further distribution on the web. Formats such
as RSS and Atom are used to structure the XML file.
to follow links from one blog
entry to another, with related side-trips to various articles, sites,
discussion forums, and more.
A small blog entry, usually one or
two sentences long.
A portmanteau of "blog" and "pioneer", meaning a person
who blogs with an expert or pioneering attitude.
A portmanteau of "blog" and "logorrhea",
meaning excessive and/or incoherent talkativeness
in a weblog.
All blogs, or the blogging
community. Also called blogistan or, more rarely, blogspace.
A list of blogs. A blogger
features a list of their favorite blogs in the sidebar of their blog.
The web location (URL) of a blog, which may be either a dedicated domain,
a sub-domain, or embedded within a web site.
Sometimes confused with a simple blog or blog
site, but a blogsite is a web site which combines
blog feeds from a variety of sources, as well as
non-blog sources, and adds significant value over
the raw blog feeds.
A person who refuses to respond to
comments on their blog from people outside their circle of friends.
The state of being unable to think
of any topic to blog about, leading to irregular, strained blog entries. A rush
of interesting events can clear the block; this is sometimes known as a
When a large amount of activity,
information and opinion erupts around a particular subject or controversy in
the blogosphere, it is sometimes called a blogstorm or blog swarm.
A play on the term mainstream that references
the alternative news and information network growing
up around weblogs and user driven content mechanisms.
Can also be used as a play on the phrase "thought-stream",
referring to the stream of consciousness as expressed
through a weblog.
Pioneered by Blogger.com, BlogThis links on a blog allow the reader to automatically
generate a blog entry based on the blog entry he/she
is reading, and post to their blog.
A troll who specialises in blogs. A portmanteau of "blog" and "troll."
A blogger who exhibits adolescent
tendencies and lacks basic social graces or good manners. A portmanteau of
"blog" and "booger."
Writing about personal matters
that are barely interesting even to the writer -- preferably in a slightly bent
fashion so as to make it fun to read in spite of the subject matter.
This is a method of organizing
blog entries by assigning each entry to a predetermined topic. Each topic
(category) will link to a list of entries, all with related content.
A blog detailing the lives of movie stars, musicians, and other celebrities,
much like tabloid magazines. They often feature
embarrassing or revealing paparazzi photos.
A person's circle of online
A blog (usually focused on a
single issue or political stripe) on which multiple users enjoy posting
permission. Also known as group blog.
Like e-mail spam. Robot “spambots”
flood a blog with advertising in the form of bogus comments. A serious problem
that requires bloggers and blog platforms to have tools to exclude some users
or ban some addresses in comments.
A non-public blog (e.g. behind a
Desktop Blogging Client
An off-line blog management
(posting, editing and archiving) tool
To rebut a blog entry in a
A portmanteau of "fake" and "blog". A blog that's ghostwritten
by someone, such as in the marketing department.
A first-person recording of an activity, in which
the person doing the recording is a participant
in the activity. Probably a portmanteau of "gonzo"
The "Good Bye Cruel
World" diary is when a Kossack decides that Daily Kos has become too (fill
in the blank) or isn't nearly (fill in the blank) enough for him or her to
continue visiting the site. General chaos ensues in the Comments as other
Kossacks agree, disagree, and wish the diarist good luck or good riddance.
A portmanteau of "gulag" and "blog". Used when a blog
is so dismal and depressing, it's as if it were
written in a Soviet labour camp.
Number of users visited is often
referred as hits. (website / blog hits)
"Hat Tip" An
acknowledgment of the source where you found the noteworthy item.
Sudden and possibly overwhelming
increase in traffic to a site after being linked to by the Instapundit
an annual quasi-Liberal webblog
aka "knowledge log", a
type of blog usually used by knowledge workers and posted on a company intranet
for sharing company knowledge.
A term for any one who posts, or
reads regularly, the blog Daily Kos. Also known as "Kwazy Kos Kids"
after the eccentric nature of some of the members.
Making a suggestion to an internet
community in the hopes that someone else will do the work.
linking to a site or blog, usually
unsolicited, that you like, enjoy, or find useful.
Log in, blog to, log out
a catchphrase referring to blogger style of activity.
A list of recently-bookmarked
links with brief descriptions, in the sidebar of a blog.
Term for blogs written by members or veterans
of any branch of service - Army, Navy, Air Force,
or Marines. A contraction of military and blog.
A portmanteau of "mobile" and "blog".
A blog featuring posts sent mainly by mobile phone,
using SMS or MMS messages. They are often photoblogs.
Term to encompass blogs written by mothers. A
portmanteau of "mom" and "blogosphere".
Creating, maintaining, and running
multiple blogs (2 or more) simultaneously.
An individual, business, or
institution that runs multiple blogs.
Used to describe the vibe or rhythm of the blogging
community. A portmanteau of blog and natural logarithm.
Potentially Exciting News Under
Scrutiny. Use this when you have something big that you can't wait to show to
Permanent link. The unique URL of
a single post. Use this when you want to link to a post somewhere.
Type of blog utilising the Gopher protocol instead
A blog mostly containing photos,
posted constantly and chronologically.
The alert in the TrackBack system
that notifies the original poster of a blog post when someone else writes an
entry concerning the original post.
Tim Lindgren has used the term "place blogging"
to describe weblogs that focus on events and people
with a hyperlocal scope.
Political blog - blog
containing mainly politically-oriented material.
Contraction of “iPod”
and “broadcasting” (but not for iPods only). Posting
audio and video material on a blog and its RSS feed, for digital players.
An entry written and published to
Really Simple Syndication is a
family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as
blog entries, news headlines or podcasts.
Software or online service
allowing a blogger to read an RSS feed, especially the latest posts on their
favourite blogs. Also called a reader, or feedreader.
The file containing a blog’s
latest posts. It is read by an RSS aggregator/reader and shows at once when a
blog has been updated. It may contain only the title of the post, the title
plus the first few lines of a post, or the entire post.
Term to encompass blogs written by professional
and aspiring screenwriters. A portmanteau of "scribe"
An acronym; Stubborn, Hostile And Resentful Troll, the most feared kind. A
blog that falls victim to such a troll is said to
have been "sharted". A blogger who vandalises
their own page for sympathy is said to have sharted
Weblogs to produce shocking discussions
by posting various shocking content.
A blog which is composed of spam.
A Spam blog or "any blog whose creator doesn't add any written
The Slashdot effect can hit blogs or other website,
and is caused by a major website (usually Slashdot,
but also Digg, Metafilter, Boing Boing, Instapundit
and others) sending huge amounts of temporary traffic
that often slow down the server.
A term used to refer to a 'spam blog', made popular in 2005 by Mark Cuban
A term used to describe blogs used
primarily to publish written stories and poetry used for practice usually by
The term used when a blogs feed is added to a
feed reader like Bloglines or Google. Some blogging
platforms have internal subscriptions, this allows
readers to receive notification when there are new
posts in a blog.
A spiritually themed post on a
blog not normally focused on spiritual matters.
Templates, used on the "back
end" of a blog that work together to handle information and present it on
CSS based code that when applied to the templates
will result in visual element changes to the blog.
The theme, as a whole, is also referred to as a
A system that allows a blogger to
see who has seen the original post and has written another entry concerning it.
The system works by sending a 'ping' between the blogs, and therefore providing
A commenter whose sole purpose is to attack the views expressed on a blog
and incite a flamewar, for example, a liberal going
to a conservative blog, or vice versa. The word
trolling means literally 'to fish', ie. when the
troll fishes for a clashback from the blog writer
and/or pro commenters. Many trolls will leave their
remarks on multiple posts and continue to visit
the blog, sparking spirited debate amongst the blog's
regular readers. Trolls' verbosity can range from
eloquent to crass, although most trolls probably
fall into the latter category. Originally, trolling
only meant the custom where someone was commenting
just to get a flamewar going, by using exaggarated
points of view not held by themselves.
A video blog; a vlogger
is a video blogger (e.g. someone who records himself interviewing people of a
A marriage between the words forage and video
defined as "The act of foraging for video on
the internet and sharing it with others." Bloggers
or vloggers who share streaming or downloaded video
content on the web often engage in voraging, scouring
search engines and obscure websites to present a
curated collection of videos that usually fall within
a set theme or editorial perspective.
Having a blog's text dictated by a
web keynote (also, voice professional). Service provided by Ch4tter.
Referring to tiny (width-wise) layouts. Coined by Rhiannon Phillips.