The Anti Blog

From WikiPedia:

The term blog is a blend of the terms web and log, leading to web log, weblog, and finally blog. Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called blogging. Individual articles on a blog are called “blog posts,” “posts” or “entries”. A person who posts these entries is called a blogger.

Hmm. Blog. Blog blog. Blog blog blog blog, blog. WTF, over? The term blog rubs me the wrong way just like “podcast” and is a perfect example of how the media and masses can butcher language in the blink of an eye. Why is it when technology is applied to something that already exists, namely a journal or diary, does it have to have some new name that makes it sound stupid? Why can’t they just be “online journals” or such? Blog sounds like something you do during sex: Hey baby, how ’bout a blog job… And who wants to be called a “blogger” anyway?

Then there is the term log, which is traditionally A record of a ship’s speed, its progress, and any shipboard events of navigational importance, and technically A record, as of the performance of a machine or the progress of an undertaking. The key here being the entries are brief and pertain to a single event, machine, device, activity, etc.. A blog is hardly ever used this way, so why in the name of The Master Control Program do we use the word log improperly and badly?  A Blog is at most, a personal journal presented with HTML as a web page.

So, this is my anti-blog page, my “[Personal] [Online | Web] Journal” or: PJ, POJ, PWJ, or just J for short. It is similar to a blog, but in reality is a website where I make journal entries. 🙂

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