Blog n. – Short for weblog or web log. A Web site that contains dated entries in chronological order starting with the most recent.
Blog v. – To write entries, add material, or maintain a weblog.
Here’s what I have read from defineblog.com which I find very interesting and amusing dahil maraming natatamaan dito:
1. Sometimes people want to over glorify themselves within their blogs; they force a level of intelligence that is not miscarry.
* Korek at true na true. Before I started blogging, I used to bloghop a lot to gather some ideas. Instead of finding ideas…I started feeling like giving up what I intend to do. Dahil nakita ko kong gaano ka galing at katalino itong mga bloggers. Hehehe, they write with all their glory. Siyempre as a noob I was so impressed.
2. Often times people find themselves having this feeling by using large and rarely used words will make their readers think that they are very knowledgeable on the topic and highly intelligent.
*Bingo! Pero hindi ako yon ha? Ok, I felt like giving up – hindi lang dahil I have a very poor writing skills but I have problem with my english as well. I’m not making excuses but living 21 years in Germany is not without a trace. Araw-araw na ginawa ng Diyos, german language ang salita. Kaya no wonder na kapag ako ay nag-iisip german na rin ang gamit ko. When I pray, siyempre german din…lalong-lalo na kong magmura 8-). The result: I lost my confidence to speak nor to write english dahil bali-baligtad na ito. Dati I think english and translate it in german. Now it’s the opposite. I remember as my site was selected as “Blog Of The Week” there was a comment about my choice of words “
simple and clear”. It was a positive comment and I’m thankful for this recognition.
3. And hell, they probably do think that, but at the same time you are alienating your audience. If it is not a word you use on a daily basis when interacting with people don’t use it on your blog.
*I didn’t find ideas not even a hint. But I started blogging. Blogging blindly. Blogging without pretentions and blogging for my own interest. Applying the words I use on daily basis. If my writing style is not good enough for others, well…wala akong magagawa. What matters most to me is yong nailabas ko ang aking dinaramdam or nadarama.