blog v., adj.
Jennifer Howard, "It's a Little Too Cozy in the Blogosphere," The Washington Post, November 16, 2003
Several blogs I've seen seem entertaining and interesting, but many remind me why writing can be a profession and that confession may be good for the soul but bad for literature. A great many blogs seem to consist of kvetching and moaning, not rumination.
Scott Simon, "Inane blogs," National Public Radio, November 15, 2003
Weblogs are more active and tend to be updated every day. This follows the classic advice for successful web sites update regularly to keep visitors coming back for more.
The best of them have developed their own personalities and command a loyal audience. Many of the early weblogs commonly shortened to 'blogs link to one another and have built up quite a community of webloggers, the authors who maintain them.
Weblogs remained fairly niche-market for a while because there was no easy way to build them. Most bloggers had to hand-code their pages each day and upload the files every time they added a new link or comment.
"The Big Byte," Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, UK), August 24, 1999
> 'weblogs', a comparatively new sort of
> personal webpage where you share your
> thoughts about the interesting webpages
> you visit, usually on a daily basis.
Thank you so much for creating this Forum.
I think that there are a couple of things wrong with this definition of a 'blog. First, a weblog need not always be the Flutterby/Camworld type of "surfer's journal" although that is what many authors do. A weblog can be any newest-first chronicle with (or occasionally without) hyperlinks. The content, and the links, can be driven by other events or motives: latest papers published on a site topic, team research, whatever.
Tom Neff, "Re: A description of weblogs," deja.comm.weblogs, July 27, 1999
word of blog