Thursday, May 12, 2005

9 More Blog Neologisms

9 newly coined terms for deep blogology Posted by Hello

[This is an identical version of an article that originally appeared at Blog Core Values.]

Here are some more words I had to coin (invent) to maintain currency with the rapidly evolving blog realm, and my own rough and tumble experience within it.

I basically find myself making up necessary words as I write articles for my blogs, and as I post comments on other blogs...

...I then think back, and try to remember those new words, compile them in a post, attach definitions, and launch the whole mess out into the blog realm via a post.

This list is an addendum, appendix, or supplement to my first list "25 Blogospheric Neologisms" at:

More New Blog Words I Invented
and Freely Donate to the Blog Realm:

26. blogo-combat = debating issues via blogs, defending or attacking blogger opponents.

27. garbloge = garbage blog, trash blogging, worthless or malicious blog practices, similar to "scumblogging".

28. blogistics = blog logistics, technical or theoretical aspects of blogs and blogging.

29. bloggery = anyone or anything associated with blogs, as in "my bloggery friend", or "my adventures in bloggery"; a substitute for weirder sounding "bloggy", "blogness", and "blogdom".

30. blombing = using blog posts or comments as "bombs", attacking another blogger indirectly, i.e., on another blog, a "behind the scenes" assault; also called "proxy flaming" because an interpretation of a blogger is what is being held up to ridicule on another blog, rather than posting a derisive comment at the victim's blog.

31. proxy flaming = (see blombing).

32. blogged-out = similar to the expression: "burned-out", becoming bored or weary of blogging, feeling all used up due to massive blog fatigue.

33. shoe-linking = blog practice of providing links to issue-related online resources, perhaps with brief commentary, but not deeply analyzing causes and conditions of exploitation, nor championing any transformational or confrontational activism. ("issue" + "linking" = "shoe-linking")

34. New Super Blog = a blog that deterministically strives to:

* form an alliance or community of shared interests
* inspire readers to engage in activism, rather than simple information distribution, research, "shoe-linking", or debate about issues
* endeavors to challenge and change what's wrong in the world, the web, and the we
* provoke input, via comments or email, from readers
* use art, drawings, or photos to enhance blog posts
* provide thought leadership in a specific field
* expose detrimental or deceptive blogging practices
* explain the pros and cons of blogging, in a balanced manner, free of hype or hostility
* pass beyond narcissism into altruism
* move into new technologies for blogging: audio blogging, podcasting, image uploading, video blogging, etc.

Now...what do YOU think?

Are these new words worth using?

Have you invented any new blog words?

Email me your comment, and I'll post it here.



[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate aka Leopold the Told

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