Blogzeal

So, I enjoyed reading this article about Blargon — jargon among the blog community.

Quite enjoyable, but at over a year old, I’m sure some of these terms have expired and have been replaced.

I thought it would be fun to make up my own rather than scour for popular jargon with Google. To limit myself, everything has to start with blog.

blogineer

1. One who provides solutions, typically software code, by way of his blog
2. An innovator in the progress of blogs and social media.

bloggeter

1. As opposed to just “blogger” a “bloggeter” is fairly obviously promoting something such as a consulting practice. Most business-topic-related bloggers are bloggeter.

blogonomics

1. Study of traffic, ratios, etc, that match economic value to production and consumption of blog content. Important for deciding when it is time to learn how to link to books on Amazon.com in exchange for taking a toll from your loyal blog readers when they make a purchase by way of your link.

2. Derogatory: over simplification of actual economics to make blogready (below) commentary. Example: With all the outsourcing going on, the US programmer will soon be an endangered species.

blogotron

1. An unusually tricked out blog, with a minimum of five widgets — two of which must have been released within the last six months.

blogcentric

1. An online marketing strategy that drives audience focus to a blog. A Web site in which most content, particularly updated and rich content, is published in the blog.

2. Product development strategy which emphasizes blogs and the blog community. May be in reference to the product itself — a product that can be embedded within a blog. Or may be in reference to adding features that bloggers are likely to enjoy and write about.

blogify

1. To overhaul a site design, typically that is over 12 months old, and make it more blogcentric (above).

2. A culture and PR strategy which takes content, thoughts, conversations, and ideas which until recently would not be for public consumption, and voraciously makes it public. Example: the John Edwards campaign using Twitter.

bloggy

1. Informal. A simple way to describe a Web site (or even printed book or magazine) which has adopted a bloglike look and format.

2. Language (tone, voice, style, and words) that sounds appropriate for a blog.

3. Singular noun of bloggies (below).

bloggies

1. A populace who consumes an inordinate amount of content by way for RSS feeds and who are proud of it

2. A populace whose opinions are formed largely based on the consumption of content from blogs (delivered by RSS feeds).

blogtastic

A mashup of blog and fantastic. The word mashup is blogtastic. Enough said.

blogstarved

1. The state of a bloggy who is removed from an Internet connection for more than four hours.

2. The state of an industry, company, or topic that does not enjoy wide attention of the blogger community.

blogicles

1. Derived from blog and chronicles. Blogs that read like diaries and delve into personal subject matter. Typical of blogs found on such Web sites as MySpace.

Usage: Dude, love your blog, especially your posts on Apple, but can you leave out the blogicles? My feedreader doesn’t want your blogicles.

blogspeak

1. Language highly appropriate for blogs.

2. Content in blogs written by a blogger who assumes a common base of knowledge from its readers, which could not be assumed of the general population.

3. Use of acronyms and jargon. Frequent appropriation of terms from one subject matter (such as a technical field) to another.

blogsweep

1. The consumption of a large amount of blog content in a short amount of time, generally about a specific topic, such as the release of an Apple product. Usage: I just did a total blogsweep of the YouTube acquisition.

2. The production of a large amount of content based on an original source. A large number of bloggers will reference the same “subject article” and add their own commentary. Usage: It would be awesome if there were a total blogsweep of this post.

blogopoly

1. A blog that has become extremely popular and commands a loyal audience and special position in the market. Example: TechCrunch.

blogdex

1. A listing of a large number of blogs about a specific topic. Not to be confused with blogroll.

2. An index that tracks the performance of blogs or that tracks the metrics of a term (or subject matter) in the blog community. Example: Apple’s new release of Apple iProduct is skyrocketing on the blogdex.

blogform

A format that is bloglike in nature.

blogalytics

Similar to blogonomics, except more technical in analysis. Web site analytics and blogalytics are similar. When a rule of thumb, common metric, or ratio has differences between Web site analytics and blogalytics, this term is particularly useful.

blogpro

1. A person who goes to extraordinary lengths to make his personal blog the next Time Magazine. Generally is adept at making YouTube clips from scratch.

2. A person who would detest someone comparing his blog to Time Magazine, interpreting this as an insult.

blogfrat

1. The community of bloggers who clearly know much more about almost everything than the rest of the world’s population.

2. A social or professional community whose membership grows and strengthens by mutual publishing and consuming of blogs focused on content of mutual interest. Usage: The venture capital community is a blogfrat! And: Gosh, I would love to be a part of their blogfrat!

blogdrain

1. boredom experienced by overconsumption of blogs, usually delivered by RSS feeds.

2. the state of a blogger whose interest in publishing blog content has waned. The primary symptoms are weak or non-existing new articles within the last five days or more.

blogiquette

1. Behavior deemed appropriate by the blog community. Varies.

blogready

1. Content that is deemed finished enough for publication on one’s blog. The content must contain more correctly spelled words than incorrect ones.

2. Other content, such as pictures, formatted for publication on a blog. Pictures ready from screen printing on posters are not blogready.

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One Response to “Blogzeal”

  1. Jane Goody Says:

    I can tell that this is not the first time you mention the topic. Why have you decided to write about it again?

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