20 Weird Blogging Terms

Here is a list of 20 blogging terms with their supposed definitions. I’ve never seen most of these terms used which is why they qualify as weird to me. Let me know if you recognize any of these terms and be sure to add on to the list in the commenting area.

Weborexic – Referring to tiny (width-wise) layouts. Coined by Rhiannon Phillips.

instalanche – Sudden and possibly overwhelming increase in traffic to a site after being linked to by the Instapundit

K-log – aka “knowledge log”, a type of blog usually used by knowledge workers and posted on a company intranet for sharing company knowledge.

Gulog – A portmanteau of “gulag” and “blog”. Used when a blog is so dismal and depressing, it’s as if it were written in a Soviet labour camp.

Glog – A first-person recording of an activity, in which the person doing the recording is a participant in the activity. Probably a portmanteau of “gonzo” and “blog”.

Blooger – A blogger who exhibits adolescent tendencies and lacks basic social graces or good manners. A portmanteau of “blog” and “booger.”

Blistless or B-listless – When a blogger becomes listless or apathetic about posting. It is also indicative of what will happen to the blogger’s mailing list.

Bleg – A blog entry consisting of a request to the readers, such as for information or contributions. A portmanteau of “blog” and “beg”. Also called “Lazyweb.”

Biblioblogosphere – A humorous reference to the world of librarian blogging

Fisking – To rebut a blog entry in a line-by-line fashion.

Phlog – Type of blog utilising the Gopher protocol instead of HTTP

Scribosphere – Term to encompass blogs written by professional and aspiring screenwriters. A portmanteau of “scribe” and “blogosphere”.

Svithe – A spiritually themed post on a blog not normally focused on spiritual matters.

Vorage – A marriage between the words forage and video defined as “The act of foraging for video on the internet and sharing it with others.” Bloggers or vloggers who share streaming or downloaded video content on the web often engage in voraging, scouring search engines and obscure websites to present a curated collection of videos that usually fall within a set theme or editorial perspective.

Blogorrhea – A portmanteau of “blog” and “logorrhea”, meaning excessive and/or incoherent talkativeness in a weblog.