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.)
- Ablogalypse - a disastrous attempt to post a blog, unsatisfactory writing, usually deleted
- Ablogolize - to appologize not publicly, but by posting appology on a blog
- 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)
- Blogdom - the world of blogging
- 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
- Bloggist - a blogger, the author of a blog
- Bloggle - (1) a cryptic unclear message of a blog; (2) to confuse, addle a reader of a blog
- Bloggy - weary or tired from reading or writing blogs, like being groggy when awakened
- Bloghard - a blogger who posts his exploits in a boastful manner; a blowhard
- Bloghead - an idiot or dunderhead who attempts to blog; a blockhead
- Bloghorn Leghorn - a bloghard, but more wordy and arrogant, writes convincingly about topics of which they know nothing
- Blogic - logic that is applied to a blog
- Blogism - a quote from a blog; a reference to the field of blogging; the words in this list would be blogisms
- Blogiverse - the world of blogging; the sum total of blogs posted; suggestive of a universe of blogging
- Blogjam - comparable to writer's block; having many ideas for a blog, but unable to post a blog; having a blogjam usually produces bloggles
- Blogography - facts about a blog author; a biography
- Blogophile - a frequent reader of blogs, usually has many blog sites book marked
- Blogosphere - smaller than a blogiverse, the realm of blogging;
- 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
- 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!!