The following is an attempt to explain few of the common phrases from the specialised vocabulary of “blogging”.
Atom : Another popular feed format developed as an alternative to RSS.
Audioblog : A blog where the posts consist mainly of voice recordings sent by mobile phone, sometimes with some short text message added for metadata purposes.
Blawg : A law blog.
Bleg : An entry in a blog requesting information or contributions.
Blogger: Person who runs a blog.
Blogroll: A list of other blogs that a blogger might recommend by providing links to them, usually in a sidebar list.
Blogosphere: All blogs, or the blogging community.
Blogware : A category of software which consists of a specialized form of a Content Management System (CMS) specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs.
Catblogging /Friday catblogging : The practice of posting pictures of cats, in typical cat postures and expressions, on a blog.
Collaborative blog : A blog, usually focused on a single issue or political stripe, on which multiple users enjoy posting permission. Also known as group blog.
Fisking : To rebut a blog entry in a line-by-line fashion.
Flog : A portmanteau of “fake” and “blog”. A blog that’s ghostwritten by someone, such as in the marketing department. Or , A food blog; sometimes, a blog dedicated to food porn.
Litblog : A blog that focuses primarily on the topic of literature.
Milblog : Term for blogs written by members or veterans of any branch of military service – Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines. A contraction of military and blog.
Mommy blog : A blog featuring discussions especially about home and family.
Photoblog : A blog mostly containing photos, posted constantly and chronologically.
Podcasting : Contraction of “iPod” and “broadcasting” . Posting audio and video material on a blog and its RSS feed, for digital players.
Vlog: A video blog
Vlogger : A video blogger, e.g. someone who records himself interviewing people of a certain field.
Warblog : A blog devoted mostly or wholly to covering news events concerning an ongoing war.
Weblog : The unshortened version of ‘blog‘.
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