This is a blog site. I have noticed this over the last few years.
So where does the word come from; web and log of course. As in captain’s log star date blah blah. ( just before James Tiberius Kirk gets energised down onto a planet with a landing party and we all knew the guy in the red shirt was not coming back).
The idea of the personal diary being floated online came about in the early 1990’s and the word ‘blog’ was invented and universally accepted immediately. One definition is ‘ writing containing daily musings about news, dating, marriage, divorce, children. Politics in the middle east, millions of other things or nothing at all.’ I think we here at MI E are in the ‘millions of others things’ category with some bad puns by Jeff. Or EvKa, or both.
So the word ‘log’ comes from the time when a ships progress was noted by a piece of wood dragged along in its wake. Hence why the word log also means to cut down trees, and to record information. It can also mean to log up miles and of course to log on and off a computer - and we have been doing that since the 60’s.
The growth of You Tube has necessitated a new word- the vlog- or video blog and what goes on there is obvious but not something for the MIE bloggers to contemplate….
So a blog is a ‘regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style. It’s pronounced Blawg as in Deputy Dawg. But here in Scotland blog sounds like dog… so maybe we get this guy’s name wrong..
These thesaurus types say a blog is a website containing a writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
And a single entry or post on such a website.
One can blog, have blogged or be blogging. Can one be blog-ed as in , been blogged about?
It can also mean say that the blog is there for a specific theme or purpose- She’s been blogging about her baby for a year….. or we have been blogging murder at any opperchancity we can get…
Another source says… ‘ the word came about in 1998, short for weblog. So far so good. Then it goes on; Joe Bloggs (c.1969) was British slang for "any hypothetical person". Earlier, the word blog meant "a servant boy" in one of the college houses which (c.1860, see Partridge, who describes this use as a "perversion of bloke "), and, as a verb, "to defeat" in schoolboy slang. The Blogger online publishing service was launched in 1999.
I think that was from the online Etymology Dictionary.
One American source put it like this ; 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."
Not us then. The MIE bloggers never sleep till noon.
From the online dictionary, there is a world of weird bloglife out there…
"Listen to the rythmn of the gentle Bloganova"
Bloganova- like Casanova but only over the web. I thought it was a dance.
Blogagory- crime writers getting a little too bloody over the blog.
Blogaholic -self explanatory
Blogalicious – one of Cara’s blogs with pics of cakes and French chocolates.
Blogalisation - making a blog out of all things including toilet habits and paint drying
Blogalist – a list of people who you got to agree for a guest blog when they were very very drunk.
( the EvKa and Jeff of kids who grew up in the UK in the 70's)
Blogalog noise made by bill and ben
Blogament The really clever blog you meant to write
Blogamy- a blog by somebody called Amy? ( it’s actually getting married by blogsite- I kid you not)
Blogarrhea- explosive outpouring of blogatory nonsense
Blogart - famous actor, Humphrey Blogart
Blogatonic - state of the forearm muscles after typing blog
As this one is.
Caro Ramsay 05 08 2016