Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another Watchtower

Another Watchtower, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Yes, I still exist but I am not having much time to blog lately. Have a look at my Flickr site for photo but not much text there either. (Photo from March 24, 2007)


Anonymous said...

See, I don't think "blog" should be a verb. I think a blog is a thing. People write posts on blogs, just as they record music on albums.

Maybe it's different in Canada, though.

Ontario Wanderer said...

I removed my first comment as it had several errors. This is what was there with the errors corrected, I hope.

Hey Pablo, Thanks for visiting and writing. For starters, I didn't really think about using "blog" as a verb as I had seen others doing it.

I have just done some checking and here is what Wikipedia says:

"A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog."

Where does Wikipedia come from?

And from BlogBasics:

As so often happens in the English language, many derivates of the word blog have been created. One who participates in the activities of maintaining a blog is known as a blogger and the activity of keeping a blog is known as blogging. So we could say that the blogger blogs in his blog, but that might cause your English teacher to weep. We are going to use these terms with alarming frequency, so make sure you understand what they mean before you go on.

Blog (noun) - a journal or diary that is on the Internet - Andrew Sullivan has the most popular blog on the Internet.

Blogger (noun) - a person who keeps a blog - Bloggers are revolutionizing the way news is shared.

Blog (verb) - to write a blog - I am going to blog before breakfast this morning.

Blogging (verb) - the action of writing a blog - Blogging is my way of sharing my passions with the world."

I don't know where "BlogBasic" is from either.

From Paul Stamatiou's Tech News:

Blog: verb: to blog, past: blogged, present: blogging
Stemming from the hybrid word weblog, a combination of web and log, blog is the oh-so-popular slang version of a word originally relating to an online diary of sorts. Since that time the definition of a blog has only broadened. The use of blog as a verb implies the act of working on or writing an entry for an online website with reverse-chronologically ordered and dated posts, in the traditional weblog format. Common uses are as follows: “I need to blog about that new HD-DVD burner” or “John got sued for blogging about something that was under an NDA.”

Paul is from Houston, Texas and attends the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta so that is at least one U.S.A. source. On the other hand he is a 21-year-old student and may be in error.

However you look at it, I am not doing as much as I was and feel a bit bad about letting it go but there are so many other things taking up my time that writing a blog seems to be slipping on the priority list. Right now I am preparing a stall for two new goats that I got for my 65th birthday. (Two goats for an old goat.) Fun comes in many sizes.

Anonymous said...

I'm still right.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Of course you are. I just wanted you to know there are other opinions. Cheers!