Like any business/profession, blogging has a language of it’s own.
An article or story, is considered a post.
Amenities that are added onto a blog to make it perform better, are called addons, widgets or plugins.
You read about robots, crawlers, and spiders. The list goes on. Many of the words won’t be found in a dictionary.
A response to a comment by Jennifer (Principles for Peace), inspired me to make up a blogging term.
Jennifer commented that she is never at a loss for blogging topics. I call that “blog security” (derived from job security).
I’ve also used the term blogger’s (writer’s) “blogk”. I can’t take the credit for making up the word. After I used it, I searched and others use it too.
Kelly of ShePower used the term “delurking” in a comment. She questioned whether it was a word or not. I believe it is, and even wrote a definition.
“De-lurking” – the act of exposing oneself after an undetermined amount of time. Often used to describe a blogger who reads another author’s writings but hasn’t commented on, or communicated with the author to make them aware they’ve been read. Not to be confused with “stalking”.
Dr. Nicole loves to make up new words, too. Did you read her post titled: Mcinflammation, Are You Really Loving It?
She went on to say:
I am always making up new words, they say it is an early warning sign of schizophrenia, but it hasn’t quite caught up to me yet!
I hope she was joking. LOL
When we start blogging, it’s often the new vocabulary that can cause headaches. Learning it takes time.
Does the blogging language get you confused?
Which words are the hardest for you to wrap your head around?
Do you ever make up words?
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