By Maggie Toussaint with kudos to Francesca Prescott, Celia Yeary, and Lorraine Hunsaker
The topic of our Book Spa discussion was blogs, but not in the usual sense. We talked about blogs you’d like to be able to write (how famous I am), blogs you’d hate to write (I’m not as clever as I thought), blogs that irk you (I wrote my book in a week), and what makes you read a blog (friends, hook, author name). From there the discussion devolved into a wording adventure.
My friends helped me to develop a blogging lexicon. Here’s the list we came up with, our very own blexicon. The inventor of each word and definition is in parenthesis (m=maggie, f=francseca, c=celia, l=lorraine). Enjoy!
Blogomoron - (m) someone who dwells in the land of blogs to the point of silliness
Blogolicious - (m) something incredibly appetizing or appealing in a blog
Blogdiddly – (m) a lot of squawk about a bunch of nothing
Blogmoric – (m) humorous to those of a younger persuasion
Blognit – (m) a tiny post that takes issue with something
Blognanimous - (m) high praise from a fellow blogger
Blogititis – (f) when you're unable to think of a blog subject
Blogarbage – (c) someone raving about herself/himself
Blogooned – (f) 1) when your blog gets pirated, or 2) when you get stuck in the middle of yourblog and it's not going anywhere.
Blogahoy – (f) when you suddenly think of a blog title
Blogdarnit - (m) swearing politely on one's blog
Blogdoggle - (m) a blog which wasn't worth your time to read
Bloghowdy- (m) a friendly blog, welcoming you in a quaint way
Blogbreath - (m) a cutting remark from one computer savvy teen to another
Underblog - (m) 1) the meaning when reading between the blog lines, or 2) the uncharitable ruler of the realm of blogs
Innerblog - (m) the space where bloggers go to rejuvenateBettablog -(m) my blog's betta than your blog
Blogaboo - (m) a tiny blog fib, not meant to hurt anyone, easily fixed by acomment
Blogitol - (m) the perfect pick-me-up for those over 70 bloggers
Blogbump - (m) the little hitch in your blog that stalls you in mid-postBlogado - (m) a whirling, terrible storm of a blog that funnels you from Kansas to Oz in a heartbeat
Blogarama - (m) a wondrous explosion of blogs, so many that they encircle you
Blogoozled - (f) when you're forced into writing a blog
bloglodites – (m) prehistoric bloggers; they got in before it became popular
Blogpatter – (m) mindless blog speak that’s the equivalent of blah-blah-blah-blah.
Blogadoodledoo – (f) when you've written a great blog, you post it somewhere, and tell thewhole world to go and see how wonderful it is!
Voblogulary – (m) blog vocab words unique to the online format
Blogamentary – (m) an attempt to teach something in a blog, but because of the rambling format, a failed attempt
Blognabbit – (m) another sanitized blog swear word
Blognolia – (l) a blog entry that blooms into more than you expected when it started
Blogevity – (l) what a blog has when it keeps readers pulled in much longer than most
Blogarrhea – (l)a blog entry that goes on and on and on and...
Blognito – (m) those anonymous comments on your blog
Blogification – (m) the repetition of a sentiment so often in blogs that people accept it as fact
Blogjam – (m) too many blogs to read in one sitting
Blogazillion – (m) 1) an astronomical number of blogs, or 2) a common blog border color two shades lighter than vermillion
Blogitude - (m) the affectation of a highly charged emotion, as in his snarky blogitude leapt from the page
Blogestation – (m) the conception and development of a blog before its uploaded
Blogarithm – (m) a blog dealing with exponential shifts in thinking
Blogumbo – (m) a flavorful mix of southern culture, liberally spiced
Bloggle – (m) a disaster in progress
Blogatory – (m) the lower levels of blog world, ruled by the Underblog
Blogotomy – (m) brain reduction from reading blogs
Blogogram – (m) a singing blog
Blogic – (m) reasonable blog thinking
Bloggard – (m) someone drunk on the power of their own words
Unfortunately, it is very easy to continue to in this blogged vein, therefore we’re sending this off into cyberspace so that no one else will get any work done either! Feel free to post your own blexicon as a comment.