Let Me Clear This Up – You Write Blog Posts or Posts!

kinnon —  June 3, 2011 — 19 Comments


As I once again step up to the blog microphone and begin to infest the interwebs with my fevered ideas let me first clear something up.

They are called BLOG POSTS. If you want to shorten the phrase – then they are POSTS.

Your BLOG is the site where you publish your POSTS.

If you’ve written a new BLOG then it means you’ve created a new site for the display of your great (or is that GR8) wisdom.

Perhaps it will help to understand the etymology of the word: BLOG. it is the short form of the original WEB LOG or WEBLOG.




As you were.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

19 responses to Let Me Clear This Up – You Write Blog Posts or Posts!

  1. You would.

  2. Educational excellence, as always. The abbess noticed the soft touch with that ruler. Well done. ;^)

  3. You sound like a cranky old man! Next you’ll be yelling at the internets to get off your lawn and to get a hair cut.

    Welcome back, pops! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. wow.

    just at the moment we wonder whether you’ve gone post-blog, you post on your blog.

    ironic, eh?

    but then, leave it up to you Canadians …

    thanx for blogging a post about posting a blog post, and posting your blog post on your blog, pre-post-blog.

    and may i just say post-haste, it truly was the postest with the mostest.

  5. oh wait, what i really really really meant to say was:

    thanx for blogging a post about posting a blog post, and posting the blog post on your blog about posting a blog post, pre-post-blog, because now we need not worry about whether you are post-blogging because you posted pre-post-blogdom and didn’t go postal (although perhaps a bit of blogging snarky, but at least it wasn’t bitter blogging snark but just a bit of blog snark). (if you know what i mean.)

    dood – – U R THE BEST!

  6. In the age of emoticons, I fear you are facing a lost cost. That said, I am someone who insists on using proper punctuation in instant messaging!

  7. Deep thoughts by Bill Kinnon. Jack Handey would be jealous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Funny – “snarky” is precisely the word that came to mind when I read this, just as in your Tweet. Or is that Twit? Or…

    Oh, never mind. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Josh,
    I'm such a non-American, I had to Google Jack Handey. Definitely someone I could aspire to emulate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Brad,
    You are always able to take my posts to a whole new level. Whether in humour or in seriousness! You are a valued friend and wingman.

  11. I think that would be "lost cause", eh! (I know. My kids want to sing about me, to the tune of the Pink Panther, "Pedant, pedant, pedant, pedant, pedant…")

    I confess I use emoticons, but I also always write "great" rather than "gr8", "you" rather than "u", etc. Part of it is to help overcome mild-Dyslexia. I find I struggle with writing that is not clear and "correct". when people don't use proper punctuation and capitalization it makes it very hard for me to be able to chunk whats being written

  12. ๐Ÿ™‚

    A curmudgeon I will be, will be, will be!

  13. I’m a twit who occasionally tweets. ๐Ÿ™‚ And even more rarely blogs…err… posts to my blog, that is.

  14. uhhh … that thing about taking your posts to a whole new level, mr. bill … was that umm … up … or down?

    either way, tis fun to comment – – err – – post a comment to your blog!

  15. Yes! I’m glad someone has said this. It bugs me to death when people mix up “blog” and “post”.

  16. brad/futuristguy June 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    whaaa … wait a minnit …

    twit who tweets …

    twit-or-tweets … ?

    zat some new kinda online saying for October31?

  17. Great stuff! You should write more blogs like this one.

  18. brad/futuristguy June 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    yup yup, mr. bill.

    and post-haste!

    umm … or would that be blog-haste? post-to-blog-haste? blog-your-post-haste?

    wowzers – – English is inscrutable …

  19. You sneaky cur! (that’s the abbreviated form of “curmudgeon”, isn’t it?)

    Here I thought you’d finally blogged a new post. And you did.

    But not really.

    Anyway, please blog again. ๐Ÿ™‚ (mandatory usage of emoticon noted and applied)


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