Monday, October 30, 2006

Blog Glossary.

Know these terms and abbreviations that are regularly found in the blogosphere.

Weblog-An online dated diary listing your periodic thoughts on a specific topic, often in reverse chronological order.
Blog-Short form for weblog
Blogging -the act of posting on blogs
Blogger - a person who blogs
Blogosphere - The internet blogging community

Photoblogging - a blog predominantly using and focusing on photographs and images. Photoblogs are created by photobloggers
Podcasting - a method of distributing multimedia files (audio / videos) online using feeds for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. Podcasts are created by podcasters.
Autocasting - is an automated form of podcasting
Blogcasting - the blog and the podcast merged into a single website.
Vlogging - Also called video blogging. Shortened to vlog. Posted by vlogger. A variant on the blogging using video instead of text.
Audioblogging - Also called audioblog, MP3 blog or musicblogs. a variant on the blogging using audio instead of text. Created by audioblogger.
Moblogging - Also called moblogs. A blog posted and maintained via mobile phone. Moblogs are created by mobloggers.

Captcha - short for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. Those word and letter verification images you need to type in to show you are human and not a bot. Helpful to block automated spam comments.
Ping - Short for Packet Internet Grouper. Blog and ping helps to notify other blog tracking tools for updates, changes and trackbacks.
Trackback - A system by which a ping is sent to another blog to notify that their article has been mentioned by you
Permalink - A link to a specific article
Tags - labelling / attaching keywords to collect similar posts
Tag cloud - Displaying tags lists or keywords in a blog.
Blogroll - list of links to other blogs in your sidebar.
Sideblog - A smaller blog usually placed in the sidebar of a blog.
Template - the blog presentation design
BlogThis - a function allows a blogger to blog the entry they a reading
Plugins - Small files that add improved functionality and new features. Wordpress plugins can greatly improve your blog usage and interactivity
Dashboard - When you login to your blogging account, it is the first screen with all controls, tools and functions.

Web Feed - allows online users to subscribe to websites that change or add content regularly.
RSS - a family of web feed formats used for Web syndication. Short form for Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0), Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91, RSS 1.0), RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0). Wordpress generates RSS 2.0
XML - short for eXtensible Markup Language. a general-purpose markup language for syndication formats used on blogs.
RDF - short for Resource Description Framework. A web content syndication format.
Atom - another specific web feed format. Blogger feeds are usually of this type.
OPML - short for Outline Processor Markup Language. It is an XML format for outlines. Easily import and export multiple blog subscriptions between different rss aggregators.
Photofeed- a web feed with image enclosures.

Blogger - a free blogging platform by Google.
Blogspot - free Blogger hosting blog at
LiveJournal - free blogging tool by SixApart
Movable Type - paid blogging tool by SixApart
Typepad - paid blogging tool by SixApart Free. Easy to Upload, customize and upgrade. - A Wordpress blog hosted free for you.
Radio Userland - another blog publishing software package

Group blog- with multiple contributing bloggers.
Event blog - focussed on an event
Kittyblogger - writing about cats.
Celeblog - focused on a celebrity.
Celebriblog - maintained by a celebrity.
Clog Blog - written in Dutch and/or in Holland.
CEOBlog - run by a chief executive officer.
Plog - a project blog. Also for personalised weblogs
Movlogs - mobile video blogs.
Splog- a spam blog
Tech blog - focused on a technical subject.
Anonoblog - by an anonymous blogger
Linguablog - about linguistics, translation etc.
Metablog - a blog about blogging.
Milblog - a military blog.
Blawg - blogged by lawyer / related to legal stuff
Edu-blog - education oriented blog.
Progblog - A progressive blog.
Shocklog - provokes discussion by posting shocking content
Klog - used by company knowledge workers. by Kloggers
Blogsite - A web site that combines blog feeds from a number of different sources
Dark Blog- A non-public blog
Photocast- a photoblog that automatically updates when new photos are added.

Metablogging - writing articles about blogging
Blogstipation - writer’s block for bloggers. Cant think of what to blog about?
Blogathy - I do not want to post today and I do not care about it
Blogopotamus - A long long blog post
Blogorrhea - unusually high output of articles
Bleg - To use one’s blog to beg for assistance etc.
Hitnosis - Refreshing your browser repeatedly to see if your hit counter or comments have increased
GAD - Google Adsense Disorder. Repeatedly checking your adsense earnings.
Blego - Blog+Ego. Measuring blogger worth
Blog hopping - jumping from one blog to another
Blogroach - A commenter who rudely disagrees with posted content
Blogoholic - addicted to blogging
Blogorific = blogtastic - something which a blogger says is terrific
Blogsit - maintaining a blog while the primary blogger is on leave
Blogvertising - Also called blogvert. Advertising on a blog.
Blurker - a blog reader not posting comments, just lurking around quietly.
Blogathon - update your website every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. Maybe collect sponsorships.
Blogiversary - your blog birthday
Blog Carnival - Links to other articles covering a specific topic.
Multiblog - running multiple blogs
Blog Tipping - Compliment 3 blogs on day 1 of every month.
Blogger bash - a blogger party
Reciprocal Links - called link love. You link to my blog, I link to yours. To improve search engine rankings.
Linkbaiting - a habit of writing good content with the sole purpose of getting it linked from multiple sites.
Blogstorm - a large amount of blogosphere activity due to particular controversy. Also called Blog Swarm.
- refusing to respond to blog comments from “not-friends”.
Doppelblogger - plagiarize the content of another blogger. To Doppelblog.
Blogophobia - Fear of blogs and blogging.
Bloggerel - the same opinion posted repeatedly on a blog

Problogger - professional blogger
Blognoscenti - especially knowledgable bloggers
Blogebrity - a famous blogger.
Blogerati - the blogosphere intelligentsia.
Dooced - lost a job because of blog entries. To Dooce.
Blogther - a fellow blogger.
Blogstar- blogger running a popular blog

Bloggies- Annual blogging awards.
MSM - Mainstream Media, or old media like newspapers etc.
BSM - Blogstream media. from most heavily trafficked blogs.
Blog Day - 31 August. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting and tell them.
Blaudience - your blog audience.
Blargon - Also called Blogssary. Blogging slang and glossary. What I am telling you now.
Blogiversary - your blog birthday
XFN - short for XHTML Friends Network. Is a simple way to represent human relationships using hyperlinks.
Blogonomics - blogging conference on a Blog Cruise in 2006.
EFF - short for Electronic Frontier Foundation. A nonprofit group working to protect blogger rights.
Blog of Note - a recommended blog.
Navbar - a navigation bar usually seen on top of Blogger blogspot hosted blogs.
Blook - a book created from a blog.
Hat Tip- acknowledgement of the source that tipped you the news.
Spomments- Spam comments
Blammer- Blog spammer
SOB- acronym for Successful and Outstanding Blogger. From
Blogiday- you get fed up and take a holiday from blogging
Bloglines, Rojo, Newsgator, Kinja, - are News Aggregators that display content from syndicated Web content from web feed. Can be configured online or downloaded on your desktop. Also called RSS readers, feed readers, feed aggregators or news readers
Newsvine - Track multiple feeds on a single page by modules.
Odeo, Podnova - are Podcatchers, a form of aggregator used to automatically download podcasts and can sometimes transfer a portable media player. Like
Feedburner - a professional feed management system
Pingomatic, Pingoat - ping multiple blog tracking services.
Feedblitz, Zokooda - Email subscriptions and newletter tools.
Technorati - a real-time search engine that keeps track of what is going on in the blogosphere
b5media, 9rules - examples of popular blogging networks. Collection of blogs and bloggers providing great content, with revenue sharing sometimes.
K2, Blix - names of some popular wordpress themes.
Blogexplosion, Blogclicker- popular blog traffic generation / exchange services.
Adsense, Adbrite, CJ, Chitka, Blogads - popular affiliate programs to generate money from your blogs.
Sphere, Icerocket - blog search engines
Live Bookmarks - a firefox web browser feature. Update themselves automatically with the latest content from the Web.
Creative Commons - licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors to offer a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach.
CoComment - Tracks your comments across different platforms and follow conversations
WBloggar, Ecto, Qumanna - desktop blog publishing tools
Mint, Mybloglog, Measuremap, Analytics - site traffic tracking tools.
Haloscan- free trackback service
YouTube, Rapidshare- puts video on your blog
Flickr, Imageshack - photo sharing service. Host images on your blog, furl, spurl - share social bookmarks.
Blogburst - Syndicating your feed to top publishers.
Bloggeropoly - professional blogger recruiting agency.
Blogger code - a way to describe different types of bloggers.
Bloggoggle - Directory of Blogging Professionals
BlogHer - where the women bloggers are.
Digged - link posted on driving huge traffic to your blog
Slashdotted - link posted on driving huge traffic to your blog.
Instalanche - link posted on driving huge traffic to your blog
Farked - link posted on driving huge traffic to your blog
Boing Boinged - link posted on driving huge traffic to your blog

- acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. creates interactive web applications.
Greasemonkey - a firefox web browser extension that can alter the functionality of any website using specific scripts.
Wiki - a collaborative on-line software that allows readers to add and edit content.
CMS - short for Content management system. software used to publish and manage websites.

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