Blog Jargon 101

Ahhh, another basic blog entry. An entry which lacks creativity and wit! Well, at least it was inspired by a fellow blogger. I was reading a recent post of Mai, when I encountered a blogging term which I found to be funny and interesting. This was the main motivation for me to discover what other words are used in the blogging world. I, of course didn’t include basic terms most bloggers already know of. There was quite a few, but I included only the ones I liked (biased much?!) so that this post wouldn’t be too long. Here it is:

Blogosphere - The internet blogging community. Can also be called blogiverse
Blogstipation - writer’s block for bloggers. Can’t think of what to blog about?
Blogathy - I do not want to post today and I do not care about it
Blogopotamus - A long long blog post
Blogorrhea - unusually high output of articles. (What a way to connect with diarrhea!)
Hitnosis - Refreshing your browser repeatedly to see if your hit counter or comments have increased (GUILTY of this act! LOL!)
Blogroach - A commenter who rudely disagrees with posted content (No Haters Please!)
Blogoholic - addicted to blogging
Blogorific or Blogtastic - something which a blogger says is terrific
Blurker - a blog reader not posting comments, just lurking around quietly. (scary! I think.)
Blogathon - update your website every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. Maybe collect sponsorships. (wanna try this someday)
Blogiversary - your blog birthday (My blog bday: May 9, 2006)
Blog Tipping - Compliment 3 blogs on day 1 of every month.
Blogger bash - a blogger party. A get together of bloggers (this is a cool idea!)
Reciprocal Links - called linky love. You link to my blog, I link to yours.
Blogstorm - a large amount of blogosphere activity due to particular controversy. Also called Blog Swarm.
Blogsnob - refusing to respond to blog comments from “not-friends”. (This is so not me)
Doppelblogger - plagiarize the content of another blogger. To Doppelblog.
Blogophobia - Fear of blogs and blogging. (Oookay, that's a wierd thing to be afraid of)
Blargon - Also called Blogssary. Blogging slang and glossary. (What I am telling you now!)
Metablogging - writing articles about blogging. (Like what I’m doing!)
Blog of Note - a recommended blog. A blogger’s dailies (I have my own set of fave blogs at my side bar)
Blogebrity - a famous blogger.
Dooced - lost a job because of blog entries. To Dooce. Also called
Blogther - a fellow blogger.
Blogstar- blogger running a popular blog
BlogDay - On BlogDay (August 31st every year), bloggers from all over the world post a recommendation of 5 new blogs, preferably, blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers. (Gonna try to do this when the time comes!)
Troll - A commenter whose sole purpose is to attack the views expressed on a blog and incite a clashback and rude debates. They also post controversial articles purely to generate angry responses and commensurate increase in hit rate.
Blog mute - someone who only occasionally blogs.

And Finally, The words which inspired this post:

Blogwhore - A blogger who constantly updates, blog hops, comments on other blogs, and do everything about blogging. Blogging is their first priority right now and love doing it! Also: Blog slut. (
Mai, are you there? LOL!)

Bloggigolo – male equivalent of a blogwhore. (Came up with this one with the help of
Mai! I’m also guilty of this one!)

Whew! That’s quite a few. It’s nice to know that there are terms to the things I do and the jargons are very funny and interesting! Once again my knowledge of the blogging world, I mean, Blogosphere has increased. I hope someday I get to use this new found vocabulary in the future! That’s about it, thanks for reading along and joining me in my discovery of this new world I was so rudely shoved into. LOL! But I’m liking every minute of it! :)

P.S. I'm gonna use this type of font to make my posts easier to read. Sorry for the hassle with the small fonts guys. :)