Definition of blog in US 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the root of this problem is the confusion between the blog tool and the blog content.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thing is, I can't decide whether it would be better for the main site or for my blog.’
    • ‘Insider blogs - employee blogs, sanctioned but not controlled by the company they work for.’
    • ‘A webring or a blogring is a series of linked sites or blogs about the same subject.’
    • ‘Teen bloggers can, in fact, limit access to their blogs to selected friends on their instant messaging buddy list.’
    • ‘Up until now, this blog has only attracted fairly light amounts of comment spam.’
    • ‘This audience has gradually become better known to me through their own blogs, comments, webpages and emails.’
    • ‘Some blogs are product fan sites, and let the raves and rants about a product live under one roof.’
    • ‘Most blog software imbues the end result with a blog format purely by virtue of its use.’
    • ‘Thousands of individuals took to their computers to discuss the issues on their own Internet web pages, or blogs as they are known.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With over a million users and rising, blogs are well on their way along this road.’
    • ‘Do people get the distinction between journalism blogs and blogs as personal diary?’
    • ‘Discuss what you are learning, where you are going, promote your blogs or sites.’
    • ‘Web logs or blogs are everywhere, with at least an estimated five million on the web and that number is set to grow.’
    • ‘What the book is, in fact, is the printed version of a blog, before blogs were invented.’
    • ‘I'd recently been criticised this blog simply hadn't been unlucky enough of late.’
    • ‘You can visit random sites, browse blogs and most importantly track your favourites.’
    • ‘Consumers are starting to use weblogs, or blogs, as guides to what they should and shouldn't buy, finds a survey.’
    • ‘The connections have caused a firestorm of speculation on Internet blogs and in chat rooms.’
    • ‘So far as I can make out, the only people who read blogs are other bloggers.’
    • ‘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 pretty much been about what's happening to me right now.’
    • ‘I'm not really in the mood to write blogs, read blogs, or make comments.’
    • ‘Weblogs, or blogs for short, are a cross between a diary, a web site, and an online community.’
    • ‘I wish they'd introduce a system for rating bus drivers like they do on blog listing sites.’
    • ‘In effect there are hundreds of left wing blogs on that one site alone.’
    • ‘We can watch it bubble up from blogs and activist sites and spread like a playground rumor.’
    • ‘I'm still surprised by the amount of people in the media who don't know what a weblog or a blog is.’
    • ‘It is known as blogging and results in bizarre websites called blogs.’
    • ‘I browse the news sites and the blogs, then go play with my daughter for the rest of the morning.’
    • ‘As blogs are relatively new and interesting, they did a large-scale marketing campaign.’
    • ‘Individual blogs rarely provide a good measure of opinion across a real-world community.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Free extras include a weekly email newsletter and thumbnails to add to your own site or blog.’
    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

[no object]
  • 1Add new material to or regularly update a blog.

    ‘it's about a week since I last blogged’
    • ‘Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.’
    • ‘This article reminded me that there is a whole section of the business world that I have never really blogged about - franchising.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I knew what blogs were and had read some out of political interest, but had not blogged myself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I blogged last!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm in Atlanta, and I am blogging from the public library this morning.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘He blogs about online privacy.’
    • ‘It used to be a small group, but now everyone who blogs at the company is spreading the message.’
    • ‘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. 1.1with object Write about (an event, situation, topic, etc.) in a blog.
      ‘he blogged the Democratic and Republican national conventions as an independent’
      • ‘I'll be blogging the event, with a full write-up next week.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The professional theatre company is blogging news about arts organizations that provide support.’
      • ‘Last time I blogged a rumour like this, it turned out to be true.’
      • ‘He's blogging the entire process of starting a company.’
      • ‘He was fired for blogging a few frustrated comments about his employers.’
      • ‘To my shame I missed blogging this story.’
      • ‘He teaches a cooking class, runs a cooking club and blogs his recipes.’
      • ‘The kind of people who wrote journals enjoyed the anonymity of blogging their private thoughts to a public audience.’
      • ‘Earlier today our L.A. correspondent blogged the Academy Awards live from Hollywood.’
      • ‘We've been faithfully blogging Australian gaming news since 1998.’
      • ‘I don't have much luck blogging basketball games.’
      • ‘A group of new-media journalism students blogged the conference in real time, on their laptops and with their mobile phones and video cameras.’
      • ‘I remember when I last took him to the vet because I blogged it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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'm blogging this session in near-live time since I have over 20 pages of notes from earlier keynotes and panels this morning.’
      • ‘When I met Joe at a conference, he was blogging it, in real time, over the wireless network.’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of weblog.

Pronunciation

blog

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