Thursday, April 23, 2015

A to Z of Blogging: T - Types


Remember those terms for blogging habits that we covered under ‘H for Habits’? Today, I’m going to share terms that the blogerati have come up with, for the different types of blogs, blogging and bloggers. And who are these “blogerati”? You’ll know in a minute.




Types of Blogging


  • Photoblogging – When you’re posting primarily photographs and images. This is what we usually do when we decide to participate in the “Photo A Day” challenges on our blogs. I have indulged in photoblogging here only during three months (March 2012, May 2013 and June 2013), but there can be dedicated “photobloggers” too.

  • Vlogging – Short for “video blogging”. When the blogger, known as “vlogger”, posts videos as his/her main blog content.

  • Audioblogging – When “audiobloggers” publish audio files (MP3s or other music formats) as their main blog content.

  • Moblogging – When a blog is updated and maintained via a mobile phone by “mobloggers”.

Types of Blogs


  • Group blog – A blog run by a team of bloggers. (Very popular these days.)

  • Event blog – It is created specifically and exclusively for a particular event. (My school batch is having a reunion later this year. Maybe they should consider creating an event blog for the purpose. We totally hijacked our whatsapp group with senseless chats!)

  • Kittyblog – A blog about cats. (Does anyone have an exclusive kittyblog?)

  • Celeblog – A blog dedicated to a celebrity, usually maintained by fans. (Too many of them!)

  • Celebriblog – A blog that’s actually maintained by a celebrity. (Like Amitab Bachchan’s blog.)

  • Splog – A spam blog, created to promote certain websites, boost traffic to these websites and increase their search engine positions. (Black hat SEO stuff!)

  • Tech blog – A blog on technical stuff. (Very good for making money.)

  • Anonoblog – A blog published by an anonymous blogger. (At times, I wish mine was an anonoblog!)

  • Metablog – A blog about blogging. (Another excellent niche for monetization.)

  • Milblog – A military blog. (Haven’t seen one of these so far. Are military people even allowed to blog about military related stuff?)

  • Linguablog – A blog related to linguistics, translation etc. (Would be a lot of hard work to maintain such a blog, and not enough monetization, I suppose.)

  • Blawg – A blog about legal stuff, (supposedly) maintained by a lawyer. (They usually outsource the writing though. I have written content for a lot of “blawgs” in the U.S.!)

  • Edu-blog – A blog related to education. (There are thousands of these in India. They all curate application/exam notices from the Indian Universities and Indian Civil Services. Make a lot of money through ads!)

  • Dark Blog – A non-public blog, i.e. a restricted-readership blog. (I have made my blog “dark” so many times. Had no idea there was actually a term for it!)

Types of Bloggers


  • Problogger – A professional blogger, i.e. one who blogs as a profession.

  • Blognoscenti – The fraternity of the most knowledgeable bloggers.

  • Blogebrity – A very famous blogger… a blogging celebrity.

  • Blogerati - The cumulative “intelligentsia” of the blogosphere.

  • Commentariat – Collective term for bloggers who leave comments on other blogs.

  • Dooced – Any blogger who lost his job because of the content posted on his blog!

Some classification, right? Like I said in the beginning of the post, you’ve got the blogerati to thank, for coming up with these creative terms for types of blogs, bloggers and blogging!

There are many more such words in the blogging vocabulary nowadays. Just do a Google search for them sometime. You’ll be happily amazed!

Do you or your blog classify into any of these types?


This is my 20th post for 2015 AprilAtoZ.
Link to the previous post: A to Z of Blogging: S - SEO.


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14 comments:

Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! Was not aware of so many terms. Commentariat and Dooced... I liked these :D

Rajlakshmi said...

Now dooced is a term new to me :) so many different types of blog, our kind is increasing :D

Chicky said...

Shilpa, I like commentariat too. Would be bad to be dooced though, won't it?

Chicky said...

You're right about that, Raji! The blogging world has grown!

Michelle Wallace said...

I love all the jargon!
It's amazing how blogging has changed and advanced.

Chicky said...

Honestly, Michelle! I started blogging in 2006. Now, it's nothing like it used to be!

Sanch LivingLife said...

Haha...great types. Didn't know about any of them. And I don't think I fall in any type! :(

Chicky said...

I know, Sanch! Even I don't! :(
Guess we write about just TOO many topics! They'll have to come up with another type for us!

Vinay Leo R. said...

Thankfully, I just have a blog :P

Chicky said...

LOL! Leo! :D

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

super duper awesome man... never heard these before.... but what's a blog run by a couple called? like mine - www.drishti.co
would love to know...
thanks :-)

Ranveer vishal said...

The different definitions of blogging. Love it:)

Chicky said...

Good question, Archana. Let me see if I can find something on this. Or we could always create a new word and add it to the blogging dictionary, couldn't we? ;-)

Chicky said...

Thanks Ranveer! :)

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