Calling something a “blog”, or putting a graphic at the top of the page with the word “blog” in it, does not make something a “blog”. I’m not trying to be nit picky. I really don’t care that much. It’s just that things like this annoy me. I have known many blogs, and you sir, are not a blog. This practice is becoming prevelant, mostly among major media companies that don’t seem to get the concept.
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It’s not limited to big media. A local Milwaukee neighborhood circular runs a regular column entitled, “The Editor’s Blog.” That the column header is typeset in Brush Script makes it even more obnoxious. *shudder*
criticizing a guy with Bechtel for a last name. man you’re brave. is the secret service knocking on your door yet?
Hehe, that might be the best comment on this blog ever.
If one considers the “blogosphere” — the whole universe of blogs — and was not there for its progression and growth, one could be forgiven for confusing the style with the format or not being able to discern between the two. In other words, if somebody was turned onto blogs very recently, he might think that what distinguishes the blog from other writing is the informal, typically unedited writing and not the chronological construct that has come to define a “weblog.”
In short, “Big Media” editors might define blogs as amateurish writing untouched by their hands and, therefore, less work for the editors. For writers who were never bloggers, they may feel the same way and regard their “blog” as an opportunity to write less formally.
what makes a blog a blog? does it have to have personal content? or is it just the structure of the page that makes it a blog. is my blog a blog?