Friday, May 23, 2008

Blog Definitions

It seems that there are some misnomers about what the word "blog" means. And it drives me crazy!

*If you allow someone to write something on a story you have written, this is not a "blog." This is a "Comment." Likewise, leaving comments on Newspaper websites or other people's blogs (H/T KVNU)

*A blog is a series of posts. Therefore, if you write something about the IB program in schools for a blog, what you write is not a blog. It is a blog post. I write on my blog every day. However, I do not write several blogs every day. I write several posts every day.

Any others that drive you crazy?

-Bob

3 comments:

Obi wan liberali said...

So to clarify, are Rob Miller, Richard Warnick and Glendon Brown bloggers or individuals who post on blogs? The Amicus has several authors as does One Utah. I consider myself a blogger because I maintain three blogs and have posts on a couple of others.

I'm fairly new to blogging, so I'm not sure whether I am a blogger, a poster, a poster child for (insert here), etc.

Bob said...

If you post (semi) regularly to a blog, on the front page, you are a blogger, no matter the number of bloggers writing the blog. If, say, I spend a week posting exclusive things to Rob's blog, I am a "guest blogger" since I am not a regular there.

-Bob

Davis Didjeridu said...

I don't think it is a blog if there are no feeds. Several writers at the Deseret News started "blogging" but none of them have feeds. Same thing with Orrin Hatch's campaign "blog" that allowed comments but didn't post them.