Blog, Blogger, Bloggest
Lifting the fog from blogs
But many people remain mystified by the blog phenomenon. Small wonder, because so many news accounts fail to even mention what a blog is. You’d think it was just an ordinary noun, like toaster.
Merriam-Webster Online named “blog” its No. 1 word of the year for 2004, based on the number of people looking up what it means.
In the interest of saving you time, here’s the definition Merriam-Webster provides:
“Blog, noun — short for weblog (1999): a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.”
Most blogs are free-standing electronic journals written by average folks about some topic that interests them. Sometimes they’re personal. Sometimes they involve hobbies. Sometimes they pertain to politics or tech or sports or a profession.