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.

    • ‘Free extras include a weekly email newsletter and thumbnails to add to your own site or blog.’
    • ‘I am, as I wrote on another blog recently, more used to the English way of doing things.’
    • ‘I wish they'd introduce a system for rating bus drivers like they do on blog listing sites.’
    • ‘You can visit random sites, browse blogs and most importantly track your favourites.’
    • ‘In effect there are hundreds of left wing blogs on that one site alone.’
    • ‘I browse the news sites and the blogs, then go play with my daughter for the rest of the morning.’
    • ‘Discuss what you are learning, where you are going, promote your blogs or sites.’
    • ‘Some blogs are product fan sites, and let the raves and rants about a product live under one roof.’
    • ‘For blogs and sites that have a certain amount of focus, this can be immensely valuable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Up until now, this blog has only attracted fairly light amounts of comment spam.’
    • ‘We can watch it bubble up from blogs and activist sites and spread like a playground rumor.’
    • ‘I have yet to determine the name of the artist originally sited in the blog.’
    • ‘Thing is, I can't decide whether it would be better for the main site or for my blog.’
    • ‘I'd recently been criticised this blog simply hadn't been unlucky enough of late.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Up until now this blog has pretty much been about what's happening to me right now.’
    • ‘A webring or a blogring is a series of linked sites or blogs about the same subject.’
    • ‘With over a million users and rising, blogs are well on their way along this road.’
    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’
    • ‘Recently he blogged about my favorite food cities: Barcelona and San Sebastian, and is now back in San Francisco.’
    • ‘He blogs about online privacy.’
    • ‘Whilst out on the town, something happened which I would normally have blogged about.’
    • ‘This article reminded me that there is a whole section of the business world that I have never really blogged about - franchising.’
    • ‘Last year, I blogged a lot about various anniversary-year events being observed in France: Salvador Dali and George Sand were the big ones.’
    • ‘It used to be a small group, but now everyone who blogs at the company is spreading the message.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.’
    • ‘Not everyone has blogged with such benign motives.’
    • ‘He has blogged about taking his six-year-old to a dance recital.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘When I started blogging about books, my general goal was simply to write about the ones I was reading.’
    • ‘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 turned out that the winner was a housewife who blogged under a pseudonym (she revealed herself late in the contest).’
    • ‘It's a breeze to use even if you've never blogged before.’
    • ‘I'm in Atlanta, and I am blogging from the public library this morning.’
    • ‘I've blogged several times before about inherent problems in human decision making.’
    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’
      • ‘We've been faithfully blogging Australian gaming news since 1998.’
      • ‘He was fired for blogging a few frustrated comments about his employers.’
      • ‘He's blogging the entire process of starting a company.’
      • ‘A group of new-media journalism students blogged the conference in real time, on their laptops and with their mobile phones and video cameras.’
      • ‘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 remember when I last took him to the vet because I blogged it.’
      • ‘The professional theatre company is blogging news about arts organizations that provide support.’
      • ‘I don't have much luck blogging basketball games.’
      • ‘Earlier today our L.A. correspondent blogged the Academy Awards live from Hollywood.’
      • ‘When I met Joe at a conference, he was blogging it, in real time, over the wireless network.’
      • ‘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'll be blogging the event, with a full write-up next week.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Last time I blogged a rumour like this, it turned out to be true.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘To my shame I missed blogging this story.’
      • ‘He teaches a cooking class, runs a cooking club and blogs his recipes.’

Origin

1990s: shortening of weblog.

Pronunciation:

blog

/bläɡ/