It might seem a little strange, but after I launch a new client website I subscribe to their blog. I want to see what they are writing and how they are using it. I read everything in my feed reader and I can usually zip through several hundred (really) posts in a short period of time.
One of my clients posed the question on their very first post just the other day, “What does BLOG stand for?” Is it an acronym? Is it something else?
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SO WHAT DOES BLOG MEAN?
BLOG is short for WEBLOG which refers to the code that blogs today are built on (.php). Waaaay back when, in the dark days, multiple coders would be working on different portions of large coding projects. The WEBLOG was created as a way for them to update everyone else on the project and display those updates in a chronological way (newest first).
EXAMPLE: Coder Mike, at the end of the day might make an entry like “January 8th 2019: I worked on the flux capacitor module adding lines 45,912 to 58,645“. Other coders would do similar entries on the parts they were working on. This way they had a great way to see who worked on what and when.
As for the grammar of it all…
- If you have a blog on your website, it consists of individual posts that together make up what we call a blog.
- Your site is still a website but it has a blog component in it.
- Not all websites are blogs, yet we can refer to all blogs as websites.
- You can write a post, you can refer to yourself as blogging (the verb) or as a blogger, but of course you would never sit down and write a blog. You would be writing a post, right?
Hey if you have a question, I’d love to feature it in an upcoming ‘podcast’. Just ask away!