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When is a blog not a blog?

(43 Posts)
Ana Tue 09-Feb-16 19:52:32

Just testing...

Maggiemaybe Tue 09-Feb-16 19:56:26


kittylester Tue 09-Feb-16 20:00:55


Jalima Tue 09-Feb-16 20:15:06

"Blog" is an abbreviated version of "weblog," which is a term used to describe websites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other websites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order.

Which it did not appear to be. smile

Alea Tue 09-Feb-16 22:02:02

You have just saved me asking what in fact constitutes a blog. As you say, this one clearly isn't.
Not really all that amusing either hmm

Indinana Tue 09-Feb-16 23:03:09

No it certainly wasn't a blog and I was puzzled why the OP chose to post the thread on that forum. Do many of the blogs on GN fit the description Jalima posted though?

grannylyn65 Wed 10-Feb-16 09:23:35

Ooh what have I missed !! More scurrilousness wink

NanaandGrampy Wed 10-Feb-16 09:28:09

Now THAT * Grannylyn65* is going to be my word of the day!!

grannylyn65 Wed 10-Feb-16 09:28:57

Ha Ha !!!!

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 09:29:24

None of the 'blogs' we have on here, and I mean the officially sanctioned ones as well as any posters put up, are blogs IMO. They are just exended posts. grin

It's all pedantry though. [shrug]

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 09:30:41

There was nothing wrong with the 'blog' this thread is aimed at. Quite good fun actually. Wish we'd heard some more. grin

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 10-Feb-16 09:41:15

You're right - this topic is primarily for our weekly guest posts and ensuing discussions. But no problem - we have moved the particular post you are referring to to chat so do feel free to carry on the conversation

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 09:43:37

Oh! I wanted some more gossip. sad (Stamps foot and scowls unattractively)

WilmaKnickersfit Wed 10-Feb-16 09:44:48

Grannylyn65 I thought exactly the same thing as NanaandGrampy! What a brilliant word! grin

We don't have real blogs in here. I suppose you could say each guest blog set up by GNHQ make one blog i.e. the GN Guest Blog, in that we have a blog where all the entries are written by guests IYSWIM. smile

WilmaKnickersfit Wed 10-Feb-16 09:46:02

Oooops! Cross posted with Cari! grin

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 09:46:54

I want to start a blog.

Today I'm getting my haircut.

That's the first instalment.

Watch this space.

WilmaKnickersfit Wed 10-Feb-16 09:51:24

Start your own blog thread missus! grin

Elegran Wed 10-Feb-16 10:14:39

That blogger does have her own blog site. It is not very interesting, jings, no more revelations, I don't think she has any special inside information. Much of it is like your exciting news about getting your hair cut, but more long-drawn-out, plus a bit of bitchiness here and there (I sought it out from nosiness. Won't bother again)

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 10:30:16

I might have got the wrong post. The thread I thought this referred to is still there. Totally confused as usual. hmm

Elegran Wed 10-Feb-16 10:35:25

But it is now under "Chat" not "Blogs". GNHQ moved it. The blogs are for their weekly invited guest bloggers.

grannylyn65 Wed 10-Feb-16 13:31:30

Oh bother, too little info! Is there an emoticon for nosiness???grin

grannylyn65 Wed 10-Feb-16 13:33:05

I do love 'words' ?

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 14:00:05

Oh I see! They moved it! I thought Cari meant they had re moved it.

Looks like the poster has removed herself. Shame really.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 14:01:43

Grannylyn it's under Chat. Something about 'being like Uncle James - not'.

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 10-Feb-16 14:02:44

How come we getting away with talking about another thread? confused grin