Shorthand for “weblog.” A website that contains regularly updated content (written material, sound, photos, video) that is usually created by a single person. Entries are date-stamped, presented in reverse-chronological order, and categorized for easy access to archives.
To publish a blog or to post an entry to a blog.
The virtual community of blogs. May be used in a macro-sense (all blogs) or a micro-sense (all blogs in a genre).
A list of external links, usually to other blogs, that usually appears on the blog homepage.
The software used to manage a blog.
Commentary appended to a blog post by a reader or by the blog author (usually in response to a reader).
Comment spam (noun)
Analogous to e-mail spam; advertising masquerading as a legitimate comment.
Contraction of “permanent link.” The URL (link) to an individual blog post, or in the case of blogs created with UserLand software, each individual paragraph in a post. Sometimes comments also have permalinks.
RSS Reader (noun)
The software that a blog subscriber uses to display (read) an RSS feed. Also called a news aggregator or feed reader.
The communication between a blogs that allows one blog to know that its content has been referenced on another blog.
An entry on a blog that notes its content has been referenced on another blog.
A blog that contains primarily videos for content.
:: Note: This article is one in a set of blogging resources for students and faculty. Original article.