Friday, June 03, 2005

Who Let the Blogs Out?

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Writing blogs has become almost a cottage industry. I guess it would be fair to call blog sites a media outlet, as more and more of them are becoming sources of news and information. This is not without controversy, as many of these sights are of questionanble integrity. What may appear to be a scoop, may in fact be a contrived story.
~ Web logs as the were called in the beginning before being abbreviated to blogs, have become a part of the culture. While there remain many that are innocent diaries, their scope runs the gamut from religion to world politics. They have become the forum of struggling would-be writers and poets. Some provide information on a wide range of topics. As such, they have become wonderful sources for research. With a measure of patience, one can find material on practically anything from the mating habits of the fruit fly to quantum Physics.
~ Blogging has become so poular that it is has given rise to a growing list of words, terms and phrases not yet being reflected in dictionaries. Indeed, the internet has addressed this issue, and has spawned several unique dictionary sites. For example, there are: http://pseudodictionary.com , http://wikipedia.org and http://education.yahoo.com to name three. Interestingly, the spell-checker for this very site, does not even recognize the word "blog," or any of its forms such as blogged, blogging and blogger.
~ If I may, I have compiled some of these terms, phrases and words that are not found in typical reference publications. I have taken the liberty of adding some I have made up. (I think I made them up.)
  1. Ablogalypse - a disastrous attempt to post a blog, unsatisfactory writing, usually deleted
  2. Ablogolize - to appologize not publicly, but by posting appology on a blog
  3. Blogaholic - a person who is addicted to posting blogs, usually to the point that quantity becomes more important than quality (the Pointmeister just might be a blogaholic)
  4. Blogdom - the world of blogging
  5. Bloggie - (1) a person who posts blogs, a blogger; (2) a bit of information taken from a posted blog, the theme or idea of a blog
  6. Bloggist - a blogger, the author of a blog
  7. Bloggle - (1) a cryptic unclear message of a blog; (2) to confuse, addle a reader of a blog
  8. Bloggy - weary or tired from reading or writing blogs, like being groggy when awakened
  9. Bloghard - a blogger who posts his exploits in a boastful manner; a blowhard
  10. Bloghead - an idiot or dunderhead who attempts to blog; a blockhead
  11. Bloghorn Leghorn - a bloghard, but more wordy and arrogant, writes convincingly about topics of which they know nothing
  12. Blogic - logic that is applied to a blog
  13. Blogism - a quote from a blog; a reference to the field of blogging; the words in this list would be blogisms
  14. Blogiverse - the world of blogging; the sum total of blogs posted; suggestive of a universe of blogging
  15. Blogjam - comparable to writer's block; having many ideas for a blog, but unable to post a blog; having a blogjam usually produces bloggles
  16. Blogography - facts about a blog author; a biography
  17. Blogophile - a frequent reader of blogs, usually has many blog sites book marked
  18. Blogosphere - smaller than a blogiverse, the realm of blogging;
  19. Blogpile - (1) a cache of material set aside for a future posting; (2) a blog full of garbage, off the wall remarks usually factless; stinks like a cow pile
  20. Blogtrotter - A blogger who travels to gather info, pics for their sites; blogtrotters are known for posting voice reports on their sites

What a blogpile this bloghead bloggist has bloggled for blogophiles entering this blogosphere to become bloggy!!

No.168

2 comments:

schnoodlepooh said...

I said it before - you ARE an ADDICT. Is there any cure? I don't know. Thanks for helping me to look at my own growing obsession with my blog. I also enjoy reading others as well. I've found some that are pretty good, but many that are ... well, less interesting to me, let's just say... I will not allow myself to become consumed with my blog. I have too much else going on in my life and I'm still struggling to get more than 5 hrs of sleep during the week! So don't despair if you don't see a posting on my site every day. I'll get there often and at least post a photo or verse or something. I will check yours daily though. It's on my list! -peg

Cheri said...

I love your new words....they are great! Where did you get all those fun Comment buttons? I am new to blogging and I have quickly become addicted. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love company!