Definition of blog in English:

blog

noun

  • A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

    • ‘What the book is, in fact, is the printed version of a blog, before blogs were invented.’
    • ‘It is known as blogging and results in bizarre websites called blogs.’
    • ‘Teen bloggers can, in fact, limit access to their blogs to selected friends on their instant messaging buddy list.’
    • ‘Weblogs, or blogs for short, are a cross between a diary, a web site, and an online community.’
    • ‘Thousands of individuals took to their computers to discuss the issues on their own Internet web pages, or blogs as they are known.’
    • ‘Web logs or blogs are everywhere, with at least an estimated five million on the web and that number is set to grow.’
    • ‘The connections have caused a firestorm of speculation on Internet blogs and in chat rooms.’
    • ‘This audience has gradually become better known to me through their own blogs, comments, webpages and emails.’
    • ‘A blog, or web log to give the term its full name, is basically a journal available for other people to read on the web.’
    • ‘As blogs are relatively new and interesting, they did a large-scale marketing campaign.’
    • ‘I'm still surprised by the amount of people in the media who don't know what a weblog or a blog is.’
    • ‘So far as I can make out, the only people who read blogs are other bloggers.’
    • ‘I'm talking about a tightly woven group of citizens united by web cams, blogs, pod casts and instant messages.’
    • ‘I'm not sure if having separate boxes for blogs and blog comments is really working?’
    • ‘Consumers are starting to use weblogs, or blogs, as guides to what they should and shouldn't buy, finds a survey.’
    • ‘I'm not really in the mood to write blogs, read blogs, or make comments.’
    • ‘Most blog software imbues the end result with a blog format purely by virtue of its use.’
    • ‘Do people get the distinction between journalism blogs and blogs as personal diary?’
    • ‘Insider blogs - employee blogs, sanctioned but not controlled by the company they work for.’
    • ‘At the root of this problem is the confusion between the blog tool and the blog content.’
    description, report, version, story, narration, narrative, statement, news, explanation, exposition, interpretation, communiqué, recital, rendition, sketch, delineation, portrayal, tale
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verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1 Add new material to or regularly update a blog:

    ‘it's about a week since I last blogged’
    • ‘I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I blogged last!’
    • ‘I knew what blogs were and had read some out of political interest, but had not blogged myself.’
    • ‘I've blogged several times before about inherent problems in human decision making.’
    • ‘It's a breeze to use even if you've never blogged before.’
    • ‘It turned out that the winner was a housewife who blogged under a pseudonym (she revealed herself late in the contest).’
    • ‘Anyone who is experienced in writing original posts understands this, but new bloggers may not and managers who haven't ever blogged almost certainly will not.’
    • ‘It used to be a small group, but now everyone who blogs at the company is spreading the message.’
    • ‘He blogs about online privacy.’
    • ‘I was previously aware in a general way that my impossibly-high standards for myself can get in the way of accomplishing things, and the other evening I blogged about precisely that.’
    • ‘I'm in Atlanta, and I am blogging from the public library this morning.’
    • ‘This article reminded me that there is a whole section of the business world that I have never really blogged about - franchising.’
    • ‘Not everyone has blogged with such benign motives.’
    • ‘Last year, I blogged a lot about various anniversary-year events being observed in France: Salvador Dali and George Sand were the big ones.’
    • ‘Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.’
    • ‘He has blogged about taking his six-year-old to a dance recital.’
    • ‘Recently he blogged about my favorite food cities: Barcelona and San Sebastian, and is now back in San Francisco.’
    • ‘He's a passionate cook, who blogs, writes cookbooks, and concocts recipes.’
    • ‘He became instantly obsessed with the possibilities of social media, blogging for hours each day.’
    • ‘Whilst out on the town, something happened which I would normally have blogged about.’
    • ‘When I started blogging about books, my general goal was simply to write about the ones I was reading.’
    1. 1.1[with object] Write about (an event, situation, topic, etc.) in a blog:
      ‘he blogged the Democratic and Republican national conventions as an independent’
      • ‘The owners have blogged their personal journey, freely discussing how they used to be homeless and what led them to want to start a bakery.’
      • ‘He was fired for blogging a few frustrated comments about his employers.’
      • ‘Earlier today our L.A. correspondent blogged the Academy Awards live from Hollywood.’
      • ‘He teaches a cooking class, runs a cooking club and blogs his recipes.’
      • ‘I remember when I last took him to the vet because I blogged it.’
      • ‘The kind of people who wrote journals enjoyed the anonymity of blogging their private thoughts to a public audience.’
      • ‘I'm blogging this session in near-live time since I have over 20 pages of notes from earlier keynotes and panels this morning.’
      • ‘A number of people have blogged their notes already, from which I have drawn a few random excerpts - best to go read the originals for the full set of opinions.’
      • ‘To my shame I missed blogging this story.’
      • ‘Here are some of the links and observations from the immediate aftermath of the case, as I blogged them.’
      • ‘When I met Joe at a conference, he was blogging it, in real time, over the wireless network.’
      • ‘Jon is now blogging the prison stories of his friends inside and documenting his return to society.’
      • ‘A group of new-media journalism students blogged the conference in real time, on their laptops and with their mobile phones and video cameras.’
      • ‘He's blogging the entire process of starting a company.’
      • ‘I'll be blogging the event, with a full write-up next week.’
      • ‘I don't have much luck blogging basketball games.’
      • ‘We've been faithfully blogging Australian gaming news since 1998.’
      • ‘The professional theatre company is blogging news about arts organizations that provide support.’
      • ‘It sounds like a great adventure, and the best thing is that you can tag along with her because she is blogging her trip.’
      • ‘Last time I blogged a rumour like this, it turned out to be true.’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of weblog.

Pronunciation:

blog

/blɒɡ/