Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A weblog.
  • intransitive v. To write entries in, add material to, or maintain a weblog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on posts. Most blogs are written in a slightly informal tone (personal journals, news, businesses, etc.) Entries typically appear in reverse chronological order.
  • n. An entry in a blog.
  • v. To contribute to a blog.
  • v. To blag, to steal something; To acquire something illegally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal
  • n. a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies

Etymologies

(we)blog.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened form of weblog. The Oxford English Dictionary says the shortened word was coined May 23, 1999 and references the "Jargon Watch" article in an issue of the online magazine "Tasty Bits from the Technology Front" which attributes the shortening to Peter Merholz who put the following on his web site[2]: (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Today's question: how will a community respond to the surfacing of an alleged murderer's blog, and the blog* of his girlfriend/alleged victims' daughter which contains case-related content?

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education:

  • Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog******

    bettyalready Diary Entry

  • I need related website(except free blog, spam blog)

    Digital Point Forums

  • Ensure that user is blog owner, and create @blog. def protect_blog @blog =

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  • The most novel feature in the Posts controller appears in the create action, where we use the array append operator to push a new post onto the current list of blog posts: 21 @blog. posts

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  • Hey all you can add your domain for sale in EzineDomain. com blog and directory for free as new topic "search engine friendly blog+ directory" and get more Bids for your domain name

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  • Spec. new @faq = @user. faq | | = Faq. new @blog = @user. blog | | = Blog. new end The blog management page itself is simple.

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  • And like stated above that “joke” doesn’t seem appropiate of a place like blog@ or newsarama in general and it’s more fit to a personal blog if it needs to be made.

    Linkarama@Newsarama

  • 15.3 Building the real blog 459 It's worth noting that the RESTful blog id is available as params [: blog_id], which we use to find @blog in the protect_blog function.

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  • Chuck patiently explained that "blog is short for web log - 'blog' - and it's an on-line journal."

    January 2004

Comments

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  • Attach a timestamp to a piece of text. Present it in reverse-chronological order.

    July 13, 2011

  • Blog me a river.

    June 1, 2011

  • I wrote a book this morning, and I'll probably write another one after dinner.

    Oh, sorry. I meant a paragraph.

    Oops! Make that a sentence.

    Word.

    @

    Cede the language to the pea-brained and we can all just go quietly extinct.

    June 1, 2011

  • Would you use the word "blog" to mean "blog entry"?

    For a while now, I've seen people using the word in this way. For example, they might say "I wrote a blog this morning, and I'll probably write another one after dinner". This usage makes me cringe. It's the kind of thing you'd hear from people who might also talk about "watching a YouTube" or "reading the Wikipedia" -- i.e. people who aren't tech-savvy.

    But now, more and more, I'm seeing people who ARE tech-savvy using "blog" to mean "blog entry". I still hate it, but I recognize that in a living language, words' meanings can change. Do you think that's what's happening with "blog"?

    June 1, 2011

  • "oh man, I'm really sorry, that last round of shots got right on top of me and I totally blogged into your philodendron."

    July 22, 2007

  • hate the sound of this word

    March 26, 2007

  • "For What It's Worth
    I've decided to pronounce the word "weblog" as wee'- blog. Or "blog" for short." April/May 1999.

    http://www.peterme.com/archives/00000205.html

    January 3, 2007

  • December 9, 2006

  • To each their own, but jonjonz, but I hope you don't boycott Wordie when I start one. It needs a place to archive annoucements, and "page for brief messages, in reverse chronological order, on which one can leave comments" is too, well, wordy. Also, what do Content Management Systems (CMS's) have to do with the price of eggs? A worse linguistic crime than a useful abbreviation is the proliferation of useless tech jargon, especially when in the form of acronyms.

    December 8, 2006

  • Aside from seanahan's valid rebuttal, I think that you've made a substantial error, jonjonz, by confusing the properties of sound and meaning. You begin your tirade "It sounds like..." (refering to the sound) but end it by talking about pride, which (you say) refers to the meaning. Be clear what you are talking about.

    As an aside, "Vanity Press" would surely not be appropriate for a digital medium, no?

    December 2, 2006

  • Shakespeare made up a ton of words, and some of them sounded pretty awkward. Saying that he wouldn't like this word is ridiculous. Whatever arguments you may have against the word, you need to separate it from a completely meaningless assertion that Shakespeare wouldn't like it.

    December 2, 2006

  • This word is an abomination. It sounds like someone took a long, painfull, smelly, and uncomfortable dump and left the results with misplaced pride for others to revile. The use of this word marks the user as pretentious, shallow and most of all vain. "Vanity Press" is more accurate. Most people who use the word cannot explain the difference between a web page created using CMS, or hand coded. I am sure William Shakespeare would never stoop to coming within 10 feet of anything with such an abhorrent perversion of the language.

    December 2, 2006