When I started blogging in 2008, the difference between a blog and a post was pretty clear. A blog was your dynamic website. A post was the article you’d publish on your blog.
Then in recent years I’ve noticed something strange. People have been calling posts, “blogs”.
At first I found this confusing,
“What do you mean you wrote a blog today? You made a whole website? Do you mean you wrote a post?”
Now every time I hear someone say they’re “writing a blog” or they “published a blog” when they mean post I still bristle a little inside. It just doesn’t sound right. 🤷♀️
To me a blog is the container and a post is the contents. Calling a blog (post) a blog is like saying you “wrote a book” every time you write a page or a chapter.
Today I had to look up the definition of the noun “blog” in the dictionary for something and I noticed this on Merriam-Webster.
We know the word blog can also be a verb, it always has been. But in terms of nouns, does blog now mean “the contents of such a site (a blog)” as the dictionary advised me today?
I know language does evolve and maybe the noun blog has evolved to have a dual meaning.
So, it’s time to ask for your input. What do you call the entry or article that you publish on your blog?
Please take the quick poll below and share your thoughts in a comment. Do you call articles on your blog “posts” or “blogs”? I’d also love to know where you’re from (perhaps it’s a regional thing?) and when you started blogging (perhaps it’s a new thing?).
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