On matters of blogging vocabulary, how much do you know? Time for a blogging vocabulary quiz!
I told you in this post how I grew from a naive blogger without a bloggy care in the world into a more serious blogger obsessed with learning as much about the ins-and-outs of this challenging blog world as possible.
In the spirit of celebrating the two-year rebirth of my blog, a blogging vocabulary quiz will be fun.
Oh, the data? Don’t worry. We will be sure to spend eons of time analyzing the data of your responses. Nothing more important than data, folks.
Blogging Vocabulary Quiz
Multiple choice? Oh, silly reader friend! We are in a Common Core world! A modern day teacher like myself wouldn’t insult you with a simple multiple choice quiz these days! And even if it was multiple choice, there would be so much work involved on my end. I would be designing the questions with boldface or underlined qualifiers, removing distracting information, aligning the question with learning standards and goals, and encouraging higher order thinking. I would need to consider placing the blank at the end of the stem and not the beginning, including “stimulus” material, organizing the answers in a logical order, making sure you had taken formative assessments in advance that would have prepared you for this style of blogging vocabulary quiz, etc.
I’m on summer break, people.
Instead, I was thinking you could each research various argumentative articles concerning how relevant two-three of the following terms are to the blogging process. Next, you will write a constructive response for each term in which you must provide evidence which supports the claims of the authors of the…
Nah. Still on summer break.
How about we take the easy way and you just quickly scan the list? Keep in mind this is not even a complete compilation of blogging vocabulary. This is only what I could think up on my own as I wrote this post.
Technical Thingies That Still Hurt My Brain
CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) Huh?
EMV (Emotional Marketing Value)
pingback (The same as trackback. I. Think.)
link juice (the traffic after another blog posts your link)
inward links (all five of these are basically the same thing, I’ve learned. Aggghhh!)
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) – When you figure out what this actually is, please let me know.)
keyword planner tool
black hat SEO
grey hat SEO
white hat SEO
click through rate (CTR)
cost per impression (CPM)
sharing groups/sharing boards
Wordpress (WordPress.org or WordPress.com)
What’s that you say? You finally saw something you recognize? Oh, you are Pinterest? Instagram? You don’t say! ¡Yo también! Maybe we can be friends?!
Other Traffic Generating Sites
take down notice
Want a Tylenol for that headache?
To see a truly mind-blowing list of terms, visit the Giant Blogging Terms Glossary. I stumbled across a few new vocab terms at this site. Blogstipation? Blogathy? Blogopotamus? Blogorrhea? Blurker? Haha…love them!
So, there you have it…way more blogging vocabulary than some of you will ever care to know. And maybe way less than some of you already know! To think, I didn’t even get into discussing specifics of the five gazillion plug-ins out there.
This unschooled girl from 2007 has been enlightened on the real deal of blogging. Not that she completely understands SEO yet (ever?!), but she knows it’s a pretty serious blog thingie and is making progress.
Blog friends, can you think of any other words I missed on the blogging vocabulary quiz?
Linking up at these link parties this week!