- a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
- a single entry or post on such a website: She regularly contributes a blog to the magazine’s website.
verb (used without object), blogged, blog·ging.
- to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
verb (used with object), blogged, blog·ging.
- to express or write about on a blog: She’s been blogging her illness for almost a year.
- informal an online journalFull name: weblog
1998, short for weblog (which is attested from 1994, though not in the sense “online journal”), from (World Wide) Web + log. Joe Bloggs (c.1969) was British slang for “any hypothetical person” (cf. U.S. equivalent Joe Blow); earlier blog meant “a servant boy” in one of the college houses (c.1860, see Partridge, who describes this use as a “perversion of bloke“), and, as a verb, “to defeat” in schoolboy slang. The Blogger online publishing service was launched in 1999.