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Blog Terms

I was updating my blog and realised I have severe blog lag...
18 years ago, March 9th 2006 No: 1 Msg: #4385  
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I don't know if these terms have been coined or not, but I've experienced all of them at one stage or another... am I alone? do you have any more?

Blog Lag
Blogging about events in the past, struggling to get back upto date, symptons include: not being able to get past one event, looking for a way to describe it, forgetting the names or significance of certain photos. Writing an entry that just seems to end prematurely.

Blog Fodder
An experience that may or not be fun, possibly highly unpleasant - but appreciated as it will be great "blog fodder" - even though this sucks - it will give me something to write about.

Blog Fatigue
Being bored of ones blog, not enough comments or messages, maybe just that nothing worth writing about seems to happen. Usually results in Blog Lag (see above)

Bloggers Block
Ok - writers block - can't think how to write about an experience even though it was moving, or interesting or funny.
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18 years ago, March 9th 2006 No: 2 Msg: #4392  
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Having a suitably interesting, humourous or frustrating experience or reflection that you would like to share, yet you hesitate thinking about possible repercussions.

What happens when the site becomes clogged with similar reports from the same area. Reply to this

18 years ago, March 10th 2006 No: 3 Msg: #4413  
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Blogligation The sense that you have a real obligation to 'your readers' (especially as your subscriber list and hit rate grows) to come up with new, interesting, witty and informative blogs on a regular basis. This in turn leads to Blog Fatigue and even Blogolitics since suddenly your grandmother and party friends are both reading and you can't make both audiences happy. Reply to this

18 years ago, April 30th 2006 No: 4 Msg: #5401  
There's not a lot to do in Nepali tea houses ...

Blogging a dead horse: Overly worthy blog about important issues no-one is really interested in - Iraq, global warming, the end of Oil, exploitation, slavery, Wayne Rooney's foot, the drains in East Finchley ...

The Blog of Gore: Ocassional but necessary blog of which your Mum lives in dread, involving the author in : bike/car accident, bus crash, boat sinking, arrest, beating, torture, imprisonment, theft, enlightenment. Can also include the suffering of others e.g. hungry kids with large eyes.

Blognitive Dissonance: Unnatural psychological state where the author continues blogging religiously even though the hit count shows no-one is reading it.

Blognito Ergo Sum: Sad but all to common phenomenon, more commonly associated with internet chat and mobile phones. Can be accompanied by Blognitive Dissonance.

Bloggie Style: Writing about someone you've just met as soon as their back is turned. More common and more satisfying than the Missionary option, where you ask the intended victim face to face if it is ok, and maybe even offer them some form of editorial control.

In the Blog house: Location of those who pay more attention to their blog than their partner.

Blog Horn: Introductory paragraph warning the reader that what is to come is of dubious interest, overly detailed and too long, and they should immediately go to the blog with the four Swedish women on a tour of Thai beaches. Actually, Ali, could we have another html tag "button=Abort" that just takes people straight there?

Blogging all over the world: Travelblog anthem. Shame, I really wanted something by Slade. Imagine Noddy Holder's handsome face and extraordinary sideburns learing into the camera and shouting "Mamma, we're all blogging now."

Snoop Bloggy Blog: Sken like a Ribble fluke
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18 years ago, May 7th 2006 No: 5 Msg: #5548  
Blogathon: A mega long session browsing blogs (when you probably should be doing something else), enjoying it but coming out of it completely exhausted! Reply to this

17 years ago, June 21st 2006 No: 6 Msg: #6275  
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Blogstipation: The lack of posting despite having written a hard drive's worth of material. May be brought on by lack of internet facilities, substance abuse, or pressing intestinal concerns. Reply to this

17 years ago, July 24th 2006 No: 7 Msg: #6781  
haha, blog fodder; it's the future!

Fortunately for my blog - and unfortunately for my travels - thats about all that hapens to me these days... (umm, example: A Chile Reception) Reply to this

17 years ago, August 9th 2006 No: 8 Msg: #6955  
Blog envy - the despair of ones boyfriend when he realises that a particular blogger has posted another set of truly amazing photos

Blog bile - the rantings of said boyfriend about the blogger who has just posted yet another set of truly amazing photos.

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17 years ago, August 16th 2006 No: 9 Msg: #7030  
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Blogear- what you do to your favourite bloggers pages so you can keep coming back!!!

Backblog- when youve got too many journals to catch up on writing!!!

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17 years ago, August 23rd 2006 No: 10 Msg: #7157  
Blog-tastic - Travel event that was so unforgettably awesome, it's said at the time to be 'blog-tastic'. Get to a PC ASAP, take appropriate pics etc - this will be fantastic for the blog. Reply to this

17 years ago, August 31st 2006 No: 11 Msg: #7297  
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Blog Shui- The art of arranging your photos in just the right order for maximum impact.

Bloupie- Another name for your subscribers

A blog over- The name given to the feelings of fatigue, headache and sore eyes sufferd by someone who just completed a Blogathon or spent all night trying to decrease the Backblog.

'Can't be blogged'- Often heard by someone suffering Blog Lag or Blog Fatigue.

'Thats going on the blog'- Said when experiencing Blog Fodder. Reply to this

17 years ago, September 4th 2006 No: 12 Msg: #7376  
B Posts: 455
"Bollogs to it" - The expression used when you can no longer be bothered with writing the blog and you just give up.

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17 years ago, September 11th 2006 No: 13 Msg: #7446  
bloghaustion - state of being, tiedness due to having to come up with interesting blogs - especially when under a certain amount of Blogligation. Related word: Blog Fatigue.

Blogstar - People who's blogs appear on the front page. Often used negatively by people with Blog envy.

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17 years ago, September 11th 2006 No: 14 Msg: #7451  
Gollyblog: A defunct term used by my Grandad in the 1950's to refer to superlative travel journalism. Now deemed to have too many politically incorrect connotations to be in popular usage. Reply to this

17 years ago, September 15th 2006 No: 15 Msg: #7496  
Blogzheimers: You know you have something good to blog and can't quite remember it.

Bloggin the Shark: That exact moment when a previously good blog becomes rubbish. Reply to this

13 years ago, April 2nd 2011 No: 16 Msg: #132767  

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