Some important Glossary about blogging

  • AdSense for Feeds: A variation on Google AdSense, the AdSense for Feeds.program places small text ads in RSS feeds when they are displayed in newsreaders.This program enables bloggers to make money.even if most of their readership occurs off-site.
  • anchor link( embedded link): Anchor links exist in blog entries to cite relevant Web pages that the reader might want to look at.
  • Atom: One of two major syndication feed formats (the other being RSS), Atom is used by Blogger.com.
  • audioblogging: Audioblogging refers to creating a spoken-word entry. Some blog services (Blogger is one of it,wordpress not until you pay for it.) provide tools for recording audio entries.Other general services (such as Audioblog.com) allow posting audio entries to blogs on other services. Audioblogging is not the same as podcasting.
  • blawg: A blawg is a blog talking about law and legal issues.
  • blink: A nickname for Web link, especially a link to a cited Web page in a blog entry.
  • blog digest: A blog digest provides no original material but quotes and point to entries from many other blogs. Taking its model from the Readers Digest magazine, blog digests reprint other people’s work, but the most ethical of them do not quote entire entries.
  • blog search engine: A blog search engine specializes in finding blog entries that match keywords and blog entries that link to URLs entered by the searcher.Such as:
  1. Amatomu
  2. Bloglines
  3. BlogPulse
  4. BlogScope
  5. IceRocket
  6. Regator
  7. Technorati
  • blogathy: Blogathy happens when you become apathetic about posting in your blog. 
  • blogerati: A vaguely defined and sometimes sarcastically employed term,blogerati refers to the aristocracy of the blogosphere.
  • slashdotted: In an effect similar to an instalanche, a citation from the hugely influential site Slashdot (www.slashdot.com) sends so much traffic to the cited blog that its server can become disabled. This phenomenon is also known as the slashdot effect.
  • RSS aggregator:  a newsreader‘s another name.
  • reciprocal link: When two bloggers agree to add each other’s blogs to their blogrolls, the links are called reciprocal links.
  • referral log: Part of a site’s traffic log, the referral log shows where a site’s visitors came from. The referral log, when available, is useful to bloggers who want to know which sites are linking to them most effectively.
  • bloggerel: This derogatory term refers to blog entries of little merit, often.because they repeat widespread discussion points without adding original thinking or because they represent debunked viewpoints.
  • blognoscenti: As with blogerati, this term is vaguely defined and generally refers to the most knowledgeable inner circle of bloggers.
  • blogorrhea: Not to be gross, but blogorrhea is too much insubstantial blogging.
  • blogosphere: The entire global networked universe of bloggers and blogs is called the blogosphere. Often called a community, even though millions of bloggers cannot realistically get to know each other, portions of the blogosphere are woven together by connected strands of discourse. The mechanics of this connection include comments, TrackBacks, and embedded links in blog entries.
  • blogroach: This derogatory term denotes a blog reader who crawls through comment sections leaving many unnecessary comments.
  • blogroll: The blogroll is the list of favored sites displayed in a blog’s sidebar.Attaining a spot on the blogroll of a popular and influential blog is a sign of success and usually results in more visitors to the blogrolled site.
  • blogstipation: Blogstipation is writer’s block for bloggers. The condition might be due to a lack of inspiration, as with traditional writer’s block, or it might result from exhaustion after blogging too much.
  • syndication: Syndication is a method of distributing blog entries beyond the blog site, primarily to newsreaders. Crucial to the syndication mechanism are RSS and Atom, two syndication formats. Both these formats create feeds,which are text-only displays of blog entries. Newsreaders organize these feeds and display them, allowing their users to gather their favorite blog content in one window.
  • metablogging: This term sounds like a gigantic blog, but its meaning is different and self-referring. A metablog is simply a blog about blogs and blogging.This is my blog’s type. 
  • MSM: This acronym stands for mainstream media, and is often used scornfully by bloggers who regard blogging as superior to traditional journalism publishing.
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