blogorrhea

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of blog and logorrhea, or possibly blog and diarrhea.

NounEdit

blogorrhea (uncountable)

  1. Excessive, compulsive, or stream-of-consciousness blogging, especially over trivial matters.
    • 2004, Paul McFedries, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page & Blog, Alpha Books (2004), ISBN 1440690553, page 237:
      Most blogs fail because beginning bloggers don't understand that it's difficult to come up with new content day in and day out. Sure, it's easy enough to post a "Didn't do anything today" lament or a "Don't feel like writing today" sigh. But post too much of this content-free blogorrhea—or, sin of sins in the blogging community, don't post at all for long periods—and your blog is as good as dead.
    • 2006, Michael Idov, "How Sweet Is It?", New York, 1 May 2006:
      It’s a surprisingly robust masthead, considering that the entire operation produces about 1,500 words a day—barely a peep in the days of unrelieved blogorrhea and Web-wide word bloat.
    • 2009, Dennis Baron, A Better Pencil: Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution, Oxford University Press (2009), ISBN 9780195388442, page 166:
      Not every blogger writes confessional kiss-and-tell posts or records the dinner menu—the blogosphere is not all blogorrhea and mystery meat.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.
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