Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blog Terms and Meaning

There are lots of strange blogging terms and unusual blog abbreviations and blogging acronyms that I found when I started my blog. I learned that its important especially for a new bloggers to learn blogging terms to have a good, attractive blog and not only that, to attract more readers. I have a few collections of blog-related terms for you.

Blog Carnival
A blog article that contains links to other articles covering a specific topic. Most blog carnivals are hosted by a rotating list of frequent contributors to the carnival, and serve to both generate new posts by contributors and highlight new bloggers posting matter in that subject area.

Person who runs a blog. Also, a popular blog hosting web site. Rarely: weblogger.

Blogs written by and for Mormons (a portmanteau of "blog" and "Tabernacle)". Generally refers to faithful Mormon bloggers and sometimes refers to a specific grouping of faithful Mormon bloggers.

One of the most popular blog awards.

A list of blogs on a blog (usually placed in the sidebar of a blog) that reads as a list of recommendations by the blogger of other blogs.

All blogs, or the blogging community. Also called blogistan or, more rarely, blogspace.

A category of software which consists of a specialized form of a Content Management System specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs.

The BOBs
The largest international blog awards

Permanent link. The unique URL of a single post. Use this when you want to link to a post somewhere.

Short for Packet Internet Grouper. Blog and ping helps to notify other blog tracking tools for updates, changes and trackbacks.

The alert in the TrackBack system that notifies the original poster of a blog post when someone else writes an entry concerning the original post.

Really Simple Syndication is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts.

RSS feed
The file containing a blog’s latest posts. It is read by an RSS aggregator/reader and shows at once when a blog has been updated. It may contain only the title of the post, the title plus the first few lines of a post, or the entire post.

This is only some of the many blog terms. You can find more blogging terms here.

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