Thursday, April 9, 2015

A to Z of Blogging: H - Habits

As the blogosphere keeps getting older and more-and-more populated, it has started developing its own set of vocabulary. I recently came across an article that listed some very strange terms that people have come up with in the context of blogging. For example:

  • Blogophobia - a fear of blogging, of blogs, and of bloggers!

  • Blogopotamus - a huuuuuuuge post! (Something like this.)

  • Blogathy - derived from apathy; lack of interest and enthusiasm in blogging.
    (“I haven’t updated my blog for days, but I just don’t care!”)

In fact, they’ve even come up with specific terms for common habits of bloggers! Have a look!




10 Common Blogging Habits


  1. Metablogging – What I’m doing this month… writing articles about blogging.

  2. Blog hopping – This is what all of us “A to Z” participants are doing this month… jumping from one blog to another… trying to read and comment on as many posts as possible!

  3. Blegging – Begging through your blog, for votes usually, but could be for anything else too. I’ve done it twice here so far. Here’s occasion 1 and here’s occasion 2.

  4. Blogstipation – When a blogger gets hit by constipation? LOL! Yeah. Sort of. A mental constipation. More commonly known as the "writers’ block"! Here are some laxatives that I recommend - 10 Tips To Overcome Writers' Block.

  5. Blogorrhea – The opposite of blogstipation. This happens when the blogger just can’t stop blogging! I had a severe case of blogorrhea back in 2013, from April to July, when I published 140 posts in 4 months!

  6. Blogsitting – Like babysitting, when one blogger maintains the blog of another blogger in his/her absence. (I can think of one person who’d be more than happy to blogsit for me when I’m away!)

  7. Blogvertising - Advertising on a blog. Renting ad space, or buying a sponsored post usually. (I wonder if somebody would like to blogvertise on miss_teerious currently.)

  8. Blurking – Lurking quietly around blogs, without posting any comments. I’ve got a lot of blurkers here. They come, they read, they leave. :D Actually, I was doing the same thing on other blogs when my blog was off the grid last year.

  9. Doppelblogging – Plagiarizing the content of another blog, thereby haunting the original content creator, giving him a few sleepless nights and forcing him to find out ways of reporting copyright violation!

  10. Blogoholism - Addiction to blogging. My sister says I’m addicted to blogging. Do you agree with her?

So these are some common blogging habits that I read about and decided to share with you guys. Some of these are quite funny, don’t you think? :D


This is my eighth post for 2015 AprilAtoZ.
Link to the previous post: A to Z of Blogging: G - Goals.


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26 comments:

Mithila Menezes said...

Wow! I liked the way you concocted these words and their apt definitions! The Spellebrity in me nods her head!
I guess what I'm doing can be categorized as Blog Hopping? ;)
Fellow #AtoZChallenge Blogger
Mithila @fabulus1710
http://www.fabulus1710.blogspot.in

the little princess said...

that was fun to read! did u come up with these terms or are such terms actually been coined? this was a beauty of a post!!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Blurking, yes, I've done quite a bit of blurking while bloghopping since day A. There are lots of barriers to commenting I'm finding.

Rajlakshmi said...

these are fun terms and so creative :D I love them all specially doppleblogging :D
Enjoyed reading the pose.

Vinay Leo R. said...

don't have blogphobia :D thankfully.

have blogsat for a friend for a while, but didn't want to adopt the blog when that friend didn't return. :(

have got a few blurkers too :)

and yep, definitely addicted to blogging :D

fun post, Chicky :D

venicerowe said...

Cool one Chicky (hope I can call you that) :) I think mine would be Blogstipating and Blurking :D

Sushree Dash said...

Wow...this was something new I got to know. I quite liked the blurking thing coz many of us experience that here in blogosphere.

http://drsushreedash.blogspot.in/

S. L. Hennessy said...

I think I might be a blogoholic!

Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

Nice, the coined terms :-)

SHANAYA TALES said...

Hilarious! This post made me laugh out loud. I so needed this as I was having a pretty stressful day. Thank you. :) I guess I have done my fair share of Blurking while I was new to blogging. :P
*Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

Chicky said...

Thank you, Mithila. I didn't think of these words though, just read about them somewhere and decided to share. Glad to connect with you via AtoZ. :)

Chicky said...

Princess, apparently these words have really been coined, but I don't know if they've found their way into the standard English dictionary yet.

Chicky said...

Sheila, true. Lots of barriers to commenting!

Chicky said...

Rajlakshmi! :D You're so caught up with Yoga poses that even 'post' becomes 'pose'! :P

Chicky said...

Leo! Seriously? The blogger abandoned his/her blog? Hahahaha! What happened to it then? Did anyone else adopt the poor baby? :D

Chicky said...

Venice, of course, you can call me Chicky! :D
It looks like you're blogstipating during this AtoZ as well! I can't find a post after E on your blog???

Chicky said...

Sushree, thanks! Yes, I do that a lot too. :P

Chicky said...

Thank you, S. L. Hennessy! Good luck to you too! :D

Chicky said...

Thanks, Archana :)

Chicky said...

You're welcome, Shantala! Yeah, some of these words really are funny! :D

Shilpa Garg said...

LOL :D Loved all the terms you coined! Very fun and interesting! I'd like to have a Blogsitting for myself when I am travel to places with no internet connection :D

Sanch LivingLife said...

Haha...did you come up with all these terms?!! Funny...enjoyed the laughs.
I think I;m going through a case of Blogorrhea at the moment! :)

Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Chicky said...

Shilpa, I was thinking of you when I read that term! :D No, I didn't coin them, I came across them on the net.

Chicky said...

Sanch, I agree. You are definitely going through Blogorrhea currently! :D

Mars said...

Only just discovered your A to Z, will be back for a proper read once we're done and over the finish line!

Mars xx
Curling Stones for Lego People

Chicky said...

I would love that, Mars. Glad to connect with you via the A to Z.
Happy blogging! :)

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