Christopher Cashell (topher) wrote,
Christopher Cashell

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Stupid names.

I came across an article today, discussing 'blogs' and 'blogger'.

Am I the only one who thinks that 'blog' has to be one of the stupidest words they've ever heard? Is it supposed to mean something? Is that someone's bright idea of how to shorten 'web log'? Does anyone actually think that sounds good?

Now, perhaps I'm just a late-comer to the whole online journal thing. I mean, I've been with LiveJournal for a little less than a year now, and sure, I used Advogato before that, and manual web editing before that, and a daily update to a .plan on finger before that, but I'm sure I just missed the reason behind that term.

Or, maybe I just dislike people referring to my online journal with a word that sounds remarkably similar to the sound people make when they blow chunks. Is that wrong? Is it unfair of me to want to disassociate my journal with chunk blowing?

Should I just accept that some people will call it a 'blog'?

Nah, screw that. Anyone who refers to my journal as a blog is getting bitten. ;-)

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