Saturday, March 24, 2007

Post or blog post?

Is it really necessary to refer to this as a "blog post" and "blogging" as "blog posting" or "posting to a blog", or given the ubiquitous nature of blogs, can we now simply refer to "post" and "posting"? I think we may finally have arrived at the latter. Henceforth, I will presume that is the case. This is not a "blog post", but simply a "post." Sure, we'll still use the term "blog" to describe the media itself, but the activity is "posting."

Posting is simply an abbreviated form of writing. Short and to the point. Shorter than an essay or article or long letter, a "post" is somewhat similar to a postcard, although in general a typical good post would be a bit longer than a typical postcard.

Now, back to the post that inspired this post.

-- Jack Krupansky


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