Thursday, March 5, 2009

New blogging words

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.

Maggie Toussaint


Denise Patrick said...

Waaaay too funny, Maggie. Thanks for today's laugh.

Maggie Toussaint said...

Hi Denise! Thanks for clicking over to see what I did instead of writing my book.

Happy Thursday!

LK Hunsaker said...

Now we're going to have this running through our heads for days coming up with words! LOL! Thanks Maggie, it was lots of fun. :-) I'll send some of my fave bloggers here to check it out and hopefully add to it.

Susanne said...

Thanks for the much needed smiles, Maggie!

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Oh, you're hilarious!
This is a blogonanza of wonderful stuff!

Ellen said...

Hey Maggie!
Thanks so much for this fab laugh :) I'll never think of the word Blog the same way again!

Debra St. John said...

How about 'Blogastinate': when I spend too much time reading fabulous blogs instead of getting around to my own writing. There are days when I am an expert on various forms of procrastination. Thanks for sharing these. They are great!

Maggie Toussaint said...

I couldn't have done it without you, Lorraine!

Maggie Toussaint said...

Thanks Susanne, Hank, Ellen, and Debra for clicking over to read our blog silliness.

We'll definitely add blogonanza and blognosticate to our lists!!!

Eden Glenn said...

funny post. Thanks for the laugh.

w/a Eden Glenn
tips and motivation for writers

Kenna Coltman said...

This is priceless, Maggie. Thanks for a great laugh! You're right, I'll be thinking about this during my blog-reading for awhile.

(how's that for blatant blogmotion?)

GirlWhoWalkedtheEarth said...

Kenna's Daughter: blogatomy, the blog's structure.

Mary Ricksen said...

I will never be able to remember any of them.
Blognod---when you fall asleep at the computer doing your blog.

Maggie Toussaint said...

Thanks friends for all the new suggestions to the blog vocabulary. I had a blast with this and I'm so glad that others found it fun as well.

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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