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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

To Blog, or not to have Blogged? That's the question.

The act of updating your blog - such as what I am doing this very moment - is called "blogging". I've never seen this particular verb conjugated, but I assume that if we are "blogging" today, then yesterday we must have "blogged". But do we log on to "do some blogging"? Or do we log on simply "to blog". And if you don't keep up with your blog very well would that make you an underblogger? Never mind. I just googled 'underblog' and got over 2 million hits. I knew it was too obvious to have been my idea. But let's get back to the grammar. I really would like some feedback on the verb tenses of 'blogging'. If there is an industry standard I'd like to know it. At least I could explain to my wife in plain English what I'm doing up here.

9 Comments:

Anonymous ice weasel said...

I think you got it right.

I know that's not a witty reply but still...

12:11 AM  
Blogger piglet said...

I'm not sure about standards, but when, after a particularly meaty post, I say "I hath blogged," it makes me feel better.

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Annette in Alaska said...

It's worse than you think.

Into the Blogosphere
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/blogosphere

1:05 AM  
Anonymous WaywardSailorGirl said...

Blogger(TM) has a button on their site called "blog this", so a verb it must be. But since I also have a "blog" it does double duty as a noun. I also enjoy "blog surfing", but that's something else altogether.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Tom Bodett said...

Thank you one and all. This clears up nothing. Why do I fight these things? I do not know. I suppose that since "blog" comes from "weblog". That "blog" should follow the same rules as "log". One can write in his log. One can log his hours and expenses. Writing in your log is not "logging". It is writing in your log. But, I suppose you could say, "I am logging my objections to this course of action. (Which is only actually said in bad disaster movies) So, writing your objections to this course of action in a blog might well be considered blogging well now, mightn't it? Blogging it is.
I'm glad we had this little chat.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous cooper said...

What are you doing up there? Hiding; getting away from the noise; avoiding work; enjoying solitude. But tell your wife "Manly stuff, Dear."

Getting any sleep?

9:59 PM  
Blogger ReefGremlin said...

And out here in California....a big newspaper has sent a reporter to SXSW in Austin...the paper says said reporter will be adding to the 'Culture Blog' at the paper's web site, and the paper will be featuring an 'in-paper blog' from this reporter in the newspaper.

In-paper blog....my mind spins!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see it in the Syssons, referenced in all permutations: a blog, to blog, blogular, blognanimous, blogulation, bloggerific, blogiversal....the word itself reminds me of sounds I've made in my youth while kneeling face down in a toilet after imbibing way too much blogohol.

10:08 PM  
Blogger RobNoxious said...

I have taken to refering to all Blog related things as "Bloggery." It's likely not grammatically sound, but it amuses me to no end. Though, lately, when I think of the term, Tim Roth's Voice from the opening scene in "Pulp Fiction" goes through my head:

"Everybody be cool, this is a Bloggery!"

With, of course, Amanda Plummer's expletive laden follow up. I always liked Pumpkin and Honey Bunny.

6:01 AM  

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