Proper use of the word "blog"
This is a short survey about contemporary use of the word "blog." It is intended for editors and copyeditors, but all responses are welcomed. Results will be posted to
the week of April 19th, 2010.
In my place of work, our house style is:
A "blog" is a single, dated, first-person web post on a larger site.
A "blog" is an entire site, or a section of a site that, that collects multiple dated, first-person posts.
It can be either of the above.
This is not addressed in our house style.
Check all that sound okay to you.
Choose as many as you'd like.
I posted three blogs today.
I added a blog to the site yesterday and I'll post another one tomorrow.
I visited a blog.
I deleted a blog.
I'll put the blog on its own domain.
I'll save the blog for you to edit later.
I use WordPress for my blog.
Tom Jones gets lots of traffic to his blog.
In my own writing, the word "blog" is:
Check as many boxes as you'd like.
hardly worth commenting upon
here to stay
sure to disappear soon
not worth my time
a mystery to me
a necessary shorthand
no longer necessary
never was necessary
the eight-track tape of our era
an exciting new form of media
Who are you?
Check as many as apply.
I don't work in the word-related trades
about to graduate
in high school
Where is your place of work?
City/state or city/country, please.
Any remarks you have are welcomed here.
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