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[Powderworks] Blogging From Bagdad

Kate Parker Adams kate@dnki.net
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 17:16:55 -0500

A "blog" is short for "weblog" and is simply an online journal, diary, or 
other sort of individually web-published log of whatever the author wants 
to do.  My personal blog consists of a lot of essays about this and 
that.  Some are short diary entries (like the one I linked in Bagdad) that 
shed light on a person's everyday life and provide insight into their 
little corner of the world.  Others are lots and lots of links with some 
report and comment and a few are highly graphics and photo driven.

Some folks like things like instapundit, which are more news oriented.  I 
personally don't care for them because I can read news and form my own 
opinions myself.  I much prefer blogs that give me a window on other 
people's lives through their stories about what they do.  Many types of 
blogs, many types of readers, and almost anything goes!

At 11:33 AM 3/20/03 -0500, Craig Jacobson wrote:
>Alister Thomas wrote:
>>Pardon my ignorance, but what on Earth does 'Blog' mean?? (I presume that 
>>'blogging' is performing the act of 'blog' more than once??)?
>>I've had a few e-mails sent to me, recently, with the message 'Iraqi 
>>blog', and haven't had a clue what on Earth 'Blog' is.
>>I assume it ('blog') is some form of protest or dissent...
>Nothing of the sort.  It stands for weblog, an online journal of sorts. 
>(See http://www.instapundit.com for what is considered by many the 
>definitive blog.)
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