How do you describe a ‘blog’?

I came across a post that raised that interesting question. It got me wondering and reflecting on how I tend to answer it. I know plenty of people that simply don’t understand the concept of a blog, or even most websites in general for that matter. They also don’t seem to comprehend that contacts are made and friendships can develop online. But that’s beside my point and question which is: How do you describe a blog or what we do when people ask or the subject comes up?

I usually just give the most basic explanation I can, saying that a blog is somewhere I can write about stuff I care about. I can rant, praise or babble on about nothing in particular if I choose to. All I know is that I get a lot of odd looks from friends when they find out I have a personal website, a few other misc webpages (ie: MySpace), or that I keep my photos and store numerous files online, and that I seem to always be able to find something to do on the net.

… I’m getting sidetracked again! So back to the point of this post, how do you guys acknowledge people when the subject of blogging comes up? When asked “what do you do for fun?”, do you mention blogging?

3 Comments so far

  1. Long Nguyen (unregistered) on August 27th, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

    I just say that I maintain a website. It usually doesn’t invite a lot of questions and if there are any, it’s usually “what’s the address?”

    “How did you get the Nokia 6682 for free?”
    “I have a blog.”
    “What’s a blog?”
    “It’s a website on which you write anything that comes to mind like a newspaper, except it’s more personal and it’s online.”

    I just thought of that answer. I don’t know why I never used it.

  2. tornwordo (unregistered) on August 28th, 2006 @ 7:52 am

    I just say it’s a scrapbook I keep on line. I have no patience for real scrapbooks, so this is my little memoir hobby.

  3. Dahlia (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    A blog is like an online journal, or it could be a personal one, where you get to write about stuff and hope others will read and comment on said entries. It’s self promotion through media, to think broadly. Everyone has something to say, these days many choose to say it online.

    I’ve been blogging for a solid 5 years and i don’t intend to stop, plus it’s funny to read back old entries of when you were younger and much more hyper about the little stuff.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.