Definition of blog in English:



  • 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.

    • ‘With over a million users and rising, blogs are well on their way along this road.’
    • ‘I wish they'd introduce a system for rating bus drivers like they do on blog listing sites.’
    • ‘A webring or a blogring is a series of linked sites or blogs about the same subject.’
    • ‘Up until now this blog has pretty much been about what's happening to me right now.’
    • ‘Discuss what you are learning, where you are going, promote your blogs or sites.’
    • ‘I browse the news sites and the blogs, then go play with my daughter for the rest of the morning.’
    • ‘We can watch it bubble up from blogs and activist sites and spread like a playground rumor.’
    • ‘For blogs and sites that have a certain amount of focus, this can be immensely valuable.’
    • ‘I am, as I wrote on another blog recently, more used to the English way of doing things.’
    • ‘I'd recently been criticised this blog simply hadn't been unlucky enough of late.’
    • ‘Free extras include a weekly email newsletter and thumbnails to add to your own site or blog.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Some blogs are product fan sites, and let the raves and rants about a product live under one roof.’
    • ‘In effect there are hundreds of left wing blogs on that one site alone.’
    • ‘Thing is, I can't decide whether it would be better for the main site or for my blog.’
    • ‘You can visit random sites, browse blogs and most importantly track your favourites.’
    • ‘Up until now, this blog has only attracted fairly light amounts of comment spam.’
    • ‘Individual blogs rarely provide a good measure of opinion across a real-world community.’
    • ‘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.’
    description, report, version, story, narration, narrative, statement, news, explanation, exposition, interpretation, communiqué, recital, rendition, sketch, delineation, portrayal, tale
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  • 1 Add new material to or regularly update a blog.

    ‘it's about a week since I last blogged’
    • ‘It turned out that the winner was a housewife who blogged under a pseudonym (she revealed herself late in the contest).’
    • ‘He has blogged about taking his six-year-old to a dance recital.’
    • ‘Not everyone has blogged with such benign motives.’
    • ‘He became instantly obsessed with the possibilities of social media, blogging for hours each day.’
    • ‘When I started blogging about books, my general goal was simply to write about the ones I was reading.’
    • ‘Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.’
    • ‘It used to be a small group, but now everyone who blogs at the company is spreading the message.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whilst out on the town, something happened which I would normally have blogged about.’
    • ‘It's a breeze to use even if you've never blogged before.’
    • ‘I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I blogged last!’
    • ‘He's a passionate cook, who blogs, writes cookbooks, and concocts recipes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He blogs about online privacy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Recently he blogged about my favorite food cities: Barcelona and San Sebastian, and is now back in San Francisco.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Earlier today our L.A. correspondent blogged the Academy Awards live from Hollywood.’
      • ‘It sounds like a great adventure, and the best thing is that you can tag along with her because she is blogging her trip.’
      • ‘He's blogging the entire process of starting a company.’
      • ‘The professional theatre company is blogging news about arts organizations that provide support.’
      • ‘I don't have much luck blogging basketball games.’
      • ‘Here are some of the links and observations from the immediate aftermath of the case, as I blogged them.’
      • ‘Last time I blogged a rumour like this, it turned out to be true.’
      • ‘When I met Joe at a conference, he was blogging it, in real time, over the wireless network.’
      • ‘I'm blogging this session in near-live time since I have over 20 pages of notes from earlier keynotes and panels this morning.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The kind of people who wrote journals enjoyed the anonymity of blogging their private thoughts to a public audience.’
      • ‘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 teaches a cooking class, runs a cooking club and blogs his recipes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He was fired for blogging a few frustrated comments about his employers.’
      • ‘I remember when I last took him to the vet because I blogged it.’


1990s: shortening of weblog.