Definition of blog in English:

blog

nounPlural blogs

  • 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.

    • ‘As blogs are relatively new and interesting, they did a large-scale marketing campaign.’
    • ‘I wish they'd introduce a system for rating bus drivers like they do on blog listing sites.’
    • ‘I browse the news sites and the blogs, then go play with my daughter for the rest of the morning.’
    • ‘Insider blogs - employee blogs, sanctioned but not controlled by the company they work for.’
    • ‘This audience has gradually become better known to me through their own blogs, comments, webpages and emails.’
    • ‘Weblogs, or blogs for short, are a cross between a diary, a web site, and an online community.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have yet to determine the name of the artist originally sited in the blog.’
    • ‘So I shall be adding a link to everyone's blog site when I get back to the UK next week.’
    • ‘Individual blogs rarely provide a good measure of opinion across a real-world community.’
    • ‘Teen bloggers can, in fact, limit access to their blogs to selected friends on their instant messaging buddy list.’
    • ‘I'm not sure if having separate boxes for blogs and blog comments is really working?’
    • ‘Most blog software imbues the end result with a blog format purely by virtue of its use.’
    • ‘The connections have caused a firestorm of speculation on Internet blogs and in chat rooms.’
    • ‘Some blogs are product fan sites, and let the raves and rants about a product live under one roof.’
    • ‘I am, as I wrote on another blog recently, more used to the English way of doing things.’
    • ‘Thousands of individuals took to their computers to discuss the issues on their own Internet web pages, or blogs as they are known.’
    • ‘In effect there are hundreds of left wing blogs on that one site alone.’
    • ‘At the root of this problem is the confusion between the blog tool and the blog content.’
    • ‘Do people get the distinction between journalism blogs and blogs as personal diary?’
    • ‘For blogs and sites that have a certain amount of focus, this can be immensely valuable.’
    • ‘I'm not really in the mood to write blogs, read blogs, or make comments.’
    • ‘Discuss what you are learning, where you are going, promote your blogs or sites.’
    • ‘Free extras include a weekly email newsletter and thumbnails to add to your own site or blog.’
    • ‘I'm still surprised by the amount of people in the media who don't know what a weblog or a blog is.’
    • ‘With over a million users and rising, blogs are well on their way along this road.’
    • ‘A webring or a blogring is a series of linked sites or blogs about the same subject.’
    • ‘Thing is, I can't decide whether it would be better for the main site or for my blog.’
    • ‘Consumers are starting to use weblogs, or blogs, as guides to what they should and shouldn't buy, finds a survey.’
    • ‘You can visit random sites, browse blogs and most importantly track your favourites.’
    • ‘I'd recently been criticised this blog simply hadn't been unlucky enough of late.’
    • ‘So far as I can make out, the only people who read blogs are other bloggers.’
    • ‘It is known as blogging and results in bizarre websites called blogs.’
    • ‘I'm not posting it as a link, as there's no way I want to add any sort of pretence that that site is a normal blog.’
    • ‘I'm talking about a tightly woven group of citizens united by web cams, blogs, pod casts and instant messages.’
    • ‘What the book is, in fact, is the printed version of a blog, before blogs were invented.’
    • ‘Web logs or blogs are everywhere, with at least an estimated five million on the web and that number is set to grow.’
    • ‘Up until now this blog has pretty much been about what's happening to me right now.’
    • ‘We can watch it bubble up from blogs and activist sites and spread like a playground rumor.’
    • ‘Up until now, this blog has only attracted fairly light amounts of comment spam.’
    description, report, version, story, narration, narrative, statement, news, explanation, exposition, interpretation, communiqué, recital, rendition, sketch, delineation, portrayal, tale
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verbblogging, blogged, blogs

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  • 1Add new material to or regularly update a blog.

    ‘it's about a week since I last blogged’
    • ‘This article reminded me that there is a whole section of the business world that I have never really blogged about - franchising.’
    • ‘He blogs about online privacy.’
    • ‘It's a breeze to use even if you've never blogged before.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He has blogged about taking his six-year-old to a dance recital.’
    • ‘I knew what blogs were and had read some out of political interest, but had not blogged myself.’
    • ‘Whilst out on the town, something happened which I would normally have blogged about.’
    • ‘I've blogged several times before about inherent problems in human decision making.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He became instantly obsessed with the possibilities of social media, blogging for hours each day.’
    • ‘He's a passionate cook, who blogs, writes cookbooks, and concocts recipes.’
    • ‘It used to be a small group, but now everyone who blogs at the company is spreading the message.’
    • ‘It turned out that the winner was a housewife who blogged under a pseudonym (she revealed herself late in the contest).’
    • ‘When I started blogging about books, my general goal was simply to write about the ones I was reading.’
    • ‘I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I blogged last!’
    • ‘I'm in Atlanta, and I am blogging from the public library this morning.’
    • ‘Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.’
    • ‘Last year, I blogged a lot about various anniversary-year events being observed in France: Salvador Dali and George Sand were the big ones.’
    • ‘Recently he blogged about my favorite food cities: Barcelona and San Sebastian, and is now back in San Francisco.’
    • ‘Not everyone has blogged with such benign motives.’
    1. 1.1with object Write about (an event, situation, topic, etc.) in a blog.
      ‘he blogged the Democratic and Republican national conventions as an independent’
      • ‘When I met Joe at a conference, he was blogging it, in real time, over the wireless network.’
      • ‘Last time I blogged a rumour like this, it turned out to be true.’
      • ‘He's blogging the entire process of starting a company.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I'll be blogging the event, with a full write-up next week.’
      • ‘We've been faithfully blogging Australian gaming news since 1998.’
      • ‘A group of new-media journalism students blogged the conference in real time, on their laptops and with their mobile phones and video cameras.’
      • ‘The kind of people who wrote journals enjoyed the anonymity of blogging their private thoughts to a public audience.’
      • ‘Here are some of the links and observations from the immediate aftermath of the case, as I blogged them.’
      • ‘Jon is now blogging the prison stories of his friends inside and documenting his return to society.’
      • ‘I don't have much luck blogging basketball games.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I'm blogging this session in near-live time since I have over 20 pages of notes from earlier keynotes and panels this morning.’
      • ‘I remember when I last took him to the vet because I blogged it.’
      • ‘He teaches a cooking class, runs a cooking club and blogs his recipes.’
      • ‘To my shame I missed blogging this story.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of weblog.

Pronunciation

blog

/blɒɡ/