Blog is a short form for Web log.
There are two types of blogs:
a) those written by people who are experts on a topic they're writing about, and their posts can be very useful to other people who are working on similar things.
Such blogs are very informative, and have a purpose. Design looks professional, and there are not any bigger annoyances.
Grammar is good, sentences are well formed. Box on the side provides more info, or links to other useful resources on the web.
Such blogs are very rare.
b) Those mostly written by emos, teenagers who have got nothing better to do and people who think that someone actually cares about crap that's going in their lives when in fact the only visitors they have are bots and other idiots who only comment to say things like 'I like your blog', 'great post', 'please comment on my blog'.
Such blogs also have a very poor grammar, there are no paragraphs and that makes it even harder to read.
Useless blogs that are of no value to the community in any way can be divided into following subtypes:
EMO CRAP - random ranting about how you are depressed, how you saw a good movie which reminded you of past and made you cry or how you bought a new <emo band name> CD.
colors are usually dark - the banner is way too big, and shows grayscale images of converse shoes or blood.
TEENAGE GIRL - usually consist of short posts with no grammar at all, and sentences like: 'school sucks.... i went shopping today. :DDDDDDD'.
smile to text ratio is usually 5:1.
The designs of such blogs are usually crappy, colors are flashy and hard to read, big images in the background, layout is mostly broken by crappy flash apps or gif images which flash for no reason at all.
Boxes are full of guy pictures, and lists of people they like/dislike, along with their own image, full name, mobile phone number, school, town, country zip code and other info useful to stalkers.
There is also a lot of music embedded that plays when the page loads and often there are more then one songs playing at once.
IDIOTS WHO THINK WE CARE - people who think that someone actually cares about how they just bought new shoes, ended in a debt or whatever.
ONE TIME POSTERS - those who have only one post informing us that they will now be writing their own blog.
"EA just announced RED ALERT 3, yet another game in the C&C franchise, but a first game in the Red Alert universe since EA took over Westwood Studios.
No one understands me. I feel so alone. Yesterday i bought new <emo crap band name here> CD. I can really relate to these songs. ...and so on
<girl name> and I went to mall today.... :D btw, i hate school... so boooring. <guy name> is so hawt... <3
I just bought a new coffee machine and i like it because it has so many functions. I also think that this blog is interesting to visitors who are not search engine bots who have not yet been enhanced to the point when they realize this blog is crap and nobody cares about it and spam bots who don't really care about my crap, they just want emails.
This is my new blog. From now on I'll post stuff about events in my life.
January 11, 2005 Urban Word of the Day
Short for weblog.
A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as "homework sucks" and "I slept until noon today."
The act of posting to a weblog.
a place where people bitch about their daily activities which nobody is interested in. topics like why they argue with boyfriend and how they end up together at last, daily aneroxic activities like drinking blended organic fruits and vegetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, talking about cutting themselves with a razor blade and how good they felt, bitch about their shopping activities and what they got.
just another way to seek attention and sympathy from other people.
Sample of a blog entry:
Today i argued with my babypooh, he got mad a me just because justin asked me out for lunch, he ended up ignoring me and not calling me. i don't know what i've done wrong and why am i crying over it right now. it's just stupid, he's not the man that he used to be, i still remember how he treats me when we first started, it was all so nice and perfect. but now, we're like arguing over small matters almost every week. i don't think i can take this anymore, i'm just tired of this relationship.
owh look, someone actually commented on my previous entry.
noun: contraction for "web log", a type of online diary
verb: to post diary or journal entries to a web log
Did you read what Michelle blogged on livejournal.com?
A recent and disturbing trend on the internet. A blog lets people easily post comments onto a webpage. While blogs have many purposes, some of which can be useful, most people seem to use blogs as a way of having an online diary. These people have such massive egos and are so narcissistic that they believe that other people would be interested in reading their pointless ramblings. Even more disturbing is the fact that many people have such boring lives that they have nothing better to do than to read these stupid online diaries. They just feed the egos of the "bloggers" and encourage them to continue posting nonsense. Hopefully, "blogging" will turn out to be just a fad that passes quickly.
tim: Hey i just set up a blog on my website.
joe: What have you written in it?
tim: Oh just some random drivel.
joe: Sounds like the typical blog.
tim: Yeah, but plenty of people will still read it, and that will make me feel special.
joe: That's sad.
tim: I know.
Short for weblog. Blogs originally had purpose when the few people who had them actually had interesting and/or informative things to say. These blogs still exist, and are quite enjoyable to read, however the advent of blogger.com and livejournal.com has changed this once meaningful application into utter shit, allowing every day idiots to write about how shitty their lives are and why everyone should care.
Good Blog: Informative news, real humor and entertainment. Often build and published by someone with a brain.
Bad Blog: "School sucks", what you had for lunch, why your depressed because your 14 year old boyfriend dumped you and its the end of the world.
short for Web-Log, an online diary.
Before it became an internet word, blog was a very strong drink of indeterminate recipe invented by sf fans, worse even than their Nuclear Fizz; like Monty Python’s Australian “fighting” wine, it is generally believed that blog is best left in the bottle so it can be used for hitting people over the head with.
He drank a large glass of blog and promptly fell over.