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'.
Uhuh? really? you don't say. Hey you know what? I'd really love to continue reading this blog but, I too, have ridden a bus before and know that George Bush is three monkeys in a man suit. Really? You like Tuna fish and Pink Floyd? I really have to..ok I get it, your boss is a jag, I'm really not..your favorite song..riveting...hey I think I left some of my attention in the car, I'll be right back!
Once considered an 'online diary', has now become a new trendy word created for use on the internet
to try and make something old and established look new and interesting and to make those who use the word seem relevant. What used to be called a forum
where topics of the same subject or area of interest were discussed via posts
are now called blogs
. Those participating in these online
discussions are referred to as bloggers
and the act of doing so is called blogging
. Soon to be replaced by another trendy
A news talkshow host recently states, "In checking out the activity on the blogs
, you can see that this election will draw more voters to the polls than any election in decades"
To spew uncontrollably from ones brain; Involuntary and unstoppable release of thoughts onto electronic media.
"Dude. I totally just blogged all over that web page."
"When I read about what happened last night, it made me blog all over my website."
"I thought that chick was so hot that I had to blog about her when I got home"
an online diary into which emo
kids whine about their "horrible" lives.
Emo kid: My life sucks. I hate my parents. First they made me clean my room, and then they wouldn't let me watch TV until I did my homework! I'm going to bitch them out in my blog.
A page on the interweb, regularly updated by someone who, ostensibly, can find nothing better to do with their time.
In the past these were used as a form of diary, where the individual responsible for the blog would bitch about their daily activities. Though often incredibly banal, this could be interesting, in a voyeuristic, and rather unwholesome manner.
The recent trend, however, is for bloggers to merely reproduce news stories that they heard on the mainstream press or other blogs, and either make a brief, badly-informed comment on the story, or link to a brief, badly-informed comment on another blog. This has led to the blogosphere
increasingly resembling a gigantic, electric circle jerk
"I keep up-to-date on the news of the day by reading blogs, all of which are witty and well-informed. (I am number one jerk.)"
An online diary, usually used by people who want to feel important, and think other people actually read their daily garbage.
Friend: Do you have a blog?
Me: No, I am pretty happy with my life.