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Blog Lingo June 7, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Business Tails.
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No matter what sphere you are working in, it’s important to know the lingo to be able to understand what’s going on around you. Since I apparently confused Deirdre yesterday with my talk of tags and pings, here is a quick lesson on the main lingo of blogs. Thanks to Escrapbooking.com for the definitions.

Blogroll – a collection of links on the sidebar of a blog linking to other blogs.
– Many people will link back to you when you add them to your blog roll, but don’t expect it.

Comment Spam – an unsolicited commercial message automatically posted in a blog’s comments area.
– As I said in the last post, make sure you moderate your comments and keep any eye out for this spam. Your readers don’t like it πŸ™‚

Feed Reader – news aggregators that are extensions to web browsers such as Firefox are used to read RSS feeds from blogs and other sources.
– This allows you to see the latest posts in your favorite blogs, all at once.

Flame – to make a hostile remark; usually of a personal nature.

Link rot – when a list of website links contains many dead links; the best solution is to design your website with a permalink system
– again, not a good thing.

Permalink – a web link that takes you to the permanent location of an article in a blog archive.

Podcasting – using your MP3 player to listen to the audio from a blog.

RSS (Rich Site Summary) or (Really Simply Syndication) – a web content syndication format; a feed reader is used to check RSS enabled webpages on behalf of a user and display any updated information.

Have anything I should add? Leave a comment! πŸ˜€

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1. peon4life - June 7, 2006

I love you. You are like the Blog Fairy or something like that. And aren’t you suppose to be working? Like doing some research on some companies? Anyway, I’m off to a job interview in Philly. I’ll Blog about it later when I get back.

2. Amanda Heismann - June 7, 2006

I am working, but part of my job is to find good business bloggers and good business wisdom around the internet. When I take a break, I’m free to spend a few minutes updating a short post here.

3. Jim - June 14, 2006

I’ve found that not getting any comments dramatically reduces the incidence of comment spam…

4. Amanda Heismann - June 14, 2006

That’s true too!


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