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November 9, 2006

This is not a blog

I have never liked the term blog. It wasn't long after I started writing here that it felt overused by being plastered everywhere and overheard in every other tech conversation. Fast forward a few years and the situation has only gotten worse. Now it's every conversation, tech or non tech, that someone mentions something about a blog. I particularly dislike when the term blog used in an effort to sound hip, knowledgeable, or elite.

I'm not saying I'm going to take offense if someone says they came across something on my blog, it's just a term I find a little annoying. I refer to this as my web log, or weblog. Perhaps I'm just trying to avoid being a part of the blogging craze that seems to have taken over everywhere.

Oh, and for the new folks, blog is a portmanteau of the original term "web log". Another reason to avoid the term.

Posted by mike at November 9, 2006 11:56 PM