Apologies to Descartes. This post is in no way related to him. Nor in any way philosophical. (He was, but this post isn’t.) This is my contribution to blogging terminology. Not that I see myself as a post-er girl for blogging, it’s just that I love words and being silly. And not necessarily in that order.
This is my 100th post. I didn’t realise, when I pressed publish on that day in mid-August last year, what fun this blogging ride was going to be. I didn’t expect to be living my life out loud like this; I didn’t really know what to expect, but the friends and the support and the love I have encountered have been at the same time humbling and overwhelming. I’ve made wonderful friends, and I learn from your amazing writing every day and I recognise the depth of my passion for writing. And the act of writing every day has made me hungry to hone my skills.This is true community and I love it.
So, on to my post for today: my entries into the great, universal, blogging lexicon. A bloxicon, if you will:
- bloggard n one who boasts endlessly in her posts
- introblogger n one who thinks before she blogs
- extroblogger n one who blogs before she thinks
- blinge v to moan or whinge
- bligot n a blogging bigot
- blog envy n an overwhelming wish that you’d written the post you’ve just read
- flashblog n an event that drives readers to your post, for example, being Freshly Pressed
- blog-noser n one who compliments your writing because she wants something from you, for example, to steal your readers. See also blog envy.
- blogiarism n the act of stealing someone else’s post
- blogue n a post to avoid like the plague; could also mean a post about shoes
- blogotist n a blogger whose life and posts and comments revolve around her
- blaff v to spill your coffee or spurt milk out of your nose while you read a funny post
- blarf v to spill your coffee or spurt milk out of your nose while you read a disgusting post
- blibble v to allow saliva to spill from your mouth while reading a food post
- blingxiety n a fear that your blog may be too posh
- overblogging n the sharing of too much information
- blol n an acronym for “false laugh false laugh”
- blomb n a post that goes nowhere
- bloax n a fake post, or a post by a fake blogger
- hyperbloggilate v to use too much punctuation
- amblogilent adj to be in two minds about a post, or to be in two blogs at once
- bloring adj dull, unimaginative, usually refers to a post
- postitute n a blogger who will write anything to get comments
- bliyotch n a not very nice blogging female
- wannablog n someone who wishes they could blog
- blog-standard adj ordinary, common, everyday
- Bloghty n the country I blog from
- blong n bells and whistles you might attach to your blog
- bollogs n nonsense, rubbish. (Not to be confused with the dog’s bollogs, which can sometimes be used as a compliment.)
- writer’s blog n an affliction rendering you unable to think of what to post about next
- OCB n obsessive compulsive blogging; can manifest itself in many ways, for example the overwhelming need to post at the exact same time every day, or the need to ensure you use a word starting with each letter of the alphabet, in order, in every post
- blob n a post that does nothing, just sits there; a couch potato post
- blogged down adj to get side-tracked with too much detail
- bloggy-no-mates n a blog post with no comments. This is a sad word.
- ASBLOG n an order for posting social offensive material (derived from ASBO – a civil order , in use in the UK, made against someone displaying anti-social behaviour)
- blovvered adj what you are not, if someone leaves an unnecessarily nasty comment on your post. Example: Face? Blovvered? (Possibly originates from Catherine Tate, British comedienne.)
- BA n Bloggers Anonymous
- blingo n blog slang; could also mean a numbers game played via blog posts, but this is not very popular.
- colonoscopost n a post that, when you read it, makes you feel very uncomfortable
- beatblox v it’s a rap
I have used the feminine version of words and pronouns to avoid having to write he/she, which can get very boring.
I hope this has enlightened, edified and educated you today. If not, I hope it made you blaff. Please send me your additions – I’ve no doubt there are plenty of wonderful words to add to the bloxicon.
In the words of my favourite Cape Town comedian, Marc Lottering’s character, Aunty Merle, “Ooh, I can be so foolish.”
Sunshine signing off for today!