New to blogging? Feel like your riding a bike with training wheels?
Blogging is one of the most interesting things that have happened to the Internet and social media. It has created lot of speculation in the Internet world.
It is very important for kids, who have started to blog or going to do so, to get to know the basic definitions and terms used in blogging field.
Basic Blogging Terms
- Blog hopping: it means finding few blogs that you think are really good, created by people you can connect to and you can visit regularly. These people bond with each other and visit and comment on the blogs on a regular basis.
- Blogosphere: it is a combined term, used for all blogs and their interconnections together. It’s a view that blogs are present together as a connected community or as a social network. These days it is used as a judge of public opinion.
- Blog roll: it is a list of links to other blogs or websites that the author of the blog regularly likes to read. The blogroll generally is located on one side of the blog.
- Comments: remarks given by other bloggers or visitors to the blog.
- Dash board: interface provided by the hosting company for the maintenance and supervising of the hosted website.
- Link love: linking to a site or blog, usually unsolicited, that you like, enjoy and find useful.
- Permalink: it is a unique URL of a single post. Used when one wants to link to a post somewhere else.
- Pingback: it is an XML-RPC request sent from Site X to Site Y. It requires a hyperlink. When Site Y receives the notification signal, it automatically goes back to Site X checking for the existence of a live incoming link. If that link exists, the pingback is recorded successfully.
- Photo blog: is a form of photo sharing and publishing in the format of a blog, but differentiated by the prime use of and focus on pictures rather than text.
- Plog: A political blog, it contains mainly political issues.
- Plugins: small executable files to enhance blogs and add new features.
- Pod casting: A podcast is a series of digital computer files, usually either digital audio or video that is released periodically and made available for download by means of web syndication.
- RSS: is a unit of web feed formats used to publish regularly updated works such as news headlines, blog entries, audio, and video in a standardized format.
- Templates: basic designs to develop a blog.