Blogafinitions: Blogging Terminology, Slang and Lingo


BlogafinitionsAs a blogger it’s come to my recently that we seem to have own “lingo.” I will be jabbering away to someone about the loves and victories, along with the trials and tribulations of, blogging and before long I see them fading out on me.

They are either being overcome by the fumes from the anchovy/garlic/garbage pizza I had for lunch, or they simply don’t know what the heck I am saying. I’d like to think it’s the latter. I’ve also noticed a distinct of blogger definitions (kind of an Urban Dictionary for non-Bloggers)

So I took the hypothetical unicorn by the horn and made my own! If you want some of the dry, boring, “normal” blog terminology, go HERE, but if you want Franticmommy’s version, check it out below 🙂

My Blogafinitions:

Bleg – To use one’s blog to beg for assistance etc.

Blego Blog+Ego. Measuring blogger worth based on stats and sponsorships.

Blogstipation – Writer’s block for bloggers. Basically you are having a brainfart as to what to blog about. Common affliction amoungst bloggers.

Blogathon – Update your website every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. Maybe collect sponsorships along the way.

Blogathy – My blog hates me. It thinks I have fat kneecaps. No one reads it anyway. I do not want to post today and I do not care about it.

Blogified: I am totally “into” blogging. I am totally “blogified.”

Blogitis- Sorry 9-5 boring boss, I can’t go to work today, I have a bad case of Blogitis (meaning you’d rather stay home and read the fantastic blogs in the Blogosphere).

Blogariffic! Like Tony the Tiger, this blog (or topic) is Blogariffic! A blogger expression of affection, enthusiasm and admiration similar to epic, rad, or phat…..only better.

BlogaMalaria: Afflictions where you’ve “caught something terrible” (like “caught” sight of the calendar and realize you have 5 product reviews due in less than a week). Causes extreme sweating, swearing under breath and excessive coffee drinking.

Blogolicious– A post or a topic that is superfantastic. Very similar to Blogariffic.

Blogiversary- The anniversary of when you first started blogging. Usually missed by the blog owner because of BlogaMalaria and is celebrated as an afterthought.

Blogopotamus – A long, long blog post. A blog post that is big, wide and seems to go on forever….kinda like a hippopotamus.

Blogorrhea – Unusually high output of articles. “Wow! I am on a roll this week! I created and published 5 posts an day for a grand total of 30 blog posts this week! Quick! I need another Expresso! Wait! Why is my heart racing??…..”

Blogophobia – Fear of blogs and blogging. Chronic in newbie bloggers who just can’t seem to “get out of the gate.” Studies have shown the average life span of a blog is 4 months. Blogophobia tends to strike on day 119.

Blogroach – A commenter who rudely disagrees with posted content. Often called a troll.

Blomit– Basically the same as “puking on a page,” but in blog format. Blogger “vomits” out their thoughts and feelings on everything from va-gy-gy itch to their annoying neighbor next door within the pages of the blog. The blog equivalent to verbal diarrhea.

BloSoMed-itis: The compulsive need to repeat the same tweets, Facebook updates or Pinterest Pins about a blog post within a 24 hour time frame.

Blump: A blogger who is an inactive lump. Doesn’t really do any writing, they just repost everybody else’s stuff.  Blumps haven’t had an original thought since 1989.

Blurker – A blog reader who visits frequently, but refuses to comment, happy to just lurk around quietly. Most family members are notorious Blurkers.

DoppleBlogger: Someone who plagiarizes your posts or pictures and puts them on their blog without your permission. A worse than a Blumper.

Hitnosis – Refreshing your browser repeatedly to see if your hit counter or comments have increased.

GAD – Google Adsense Disorder. Repeatedly checking your AdSense earnings and being pissed when they aren’t above 25 cents.

Trolls The d-bags that have nothing better to do than to talk smack about your blog in the Comment Box.

WatchMaStat-it is: The obsessive need to study blog stats daily, measure self-worth via those stats, and plea to other bloggers to “visit my blog! I am down 4 readers today!”

Did I miss any?
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