Blogging Lingo : Part 1

Hey Peeps,

When I first started blogging I spent most of my time reading blog tutorials, tips and tricks as I was completely clueless to start with. I have learnt a lot since that Sunday I sat down in April to start my blog and now I want to share with you some of the things i have learnt since then and along the way. I am in no way what so ever saying i know everything and am some sort of professional. I just really want to share with you some of the knowledge i have and hopefully these posts will help you. I am not creating a series or anything; but roughly once a month I will post a tutorial or something about blogging, HTML and everything else!

I don't know about you but when i first started out it seemed that there was an entirely new language for bloggers and I was forever googling words to see what they meant. I soon realised that there was in fact real 'blogging lingo' and it took me a long time to get to grips with it. I wanted to create a little word bank or mini dictionary of words and phrases to help people staring out, or who just don't have a clue what bloggers are saying half the time! Here is part 1 with words beginning with A-H.

Above The Fold : This was first used by newspaper publishers as it refers to the top half of the front page. In blogging above the fold is relating to the part of you blog that people see immediately as they open your blog, which is usually your header. 

Affiliates: This is when a blogger partners with a brand and they blog or mention their products and can earn money or free products (this depends on the brand you work with). 

Blog: A blog is a website with regular posts that are usually written in an online journal style. 

Blog Button: It is an image that is like a HTML business card that is used to expose you blog. You can do this by taking part in button swaps which is where you display their blog, if they display yours. It is a great way to gain exposure and traffic.

Blogging Platform: This is the site you use to write, design and publish you blog on. The most popular ones are blogger (which I use) and WordPress.

Blogroll: A list of other blog and bloggers who you really enjoy reading and read regularly

CAPTCHA: This is a word verification you fill out before publishing your comment to stop spammers. However this can be really frustrating for normal people wanting to reply as they may get it wrong a few times and give up trying to publish their comment. To remove it simply do this: Settings > Posts & Comments > Show Word Verification > No
Custom Domain: This is a website URL that you buy to shorten your URL and to get rid of the

CSS: Is short for cascading style sheets and is used for programming your web design.  It allows you create the formatting and the layout of your blog/website.

Disclosure: This is a sentence or a short paragraph stating your morals and that you have bought products yourself or that all reviews are 100% honest.
GFC: Google Friends Connect is a way of following blogs.

Giveaways: Bloggers usually host a give away when they reach a milestone e.g. 500 followers, 1 year anniversary.

Guest Post: This is a post you write for another blogger to go on their blog. This is a great way to build a relationship with other bloggers, get to know new people and to share your writings with a new audience.

Haul: This is a collection of things bloggers have bought over a period of time or on one specific shopping trip.

HTML: Is short for Hypertext Markup Language, this is what your blog pages are made of and you can use it to make your pages look anyway you want them to.

There you have it ladies and gentlemen, part 1 of my blogging lingo. If you know anyone other blogging lingo between A-H.
MissBeccaBeauty xo
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  1. this is such a good idea for a post for all those wanting to start out or even those who are little unsure, I didn't have a clue about CAPTCHA, still don't aha! Might give that one a miss!

    xxx | PixiRella

    1. Thank you! I would recommend taking CAPTCHA off as it increases the number of comments on your blog xx

  2. Such a good idea for a post, I defiantly needed this when I started. And I am sure there will be terms I still don't know!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Thank you! I could have done with this too when I started out xx

  3. Great post! If you don't already know i'm currently holding a giveaway on my blog, it's not much but it'd be great if you could enter :) x

  4. i just realised i had the word verification on all this time! thanks for letting me know how to stop it because I personally find it soo annoying!

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  6. Great information! That would have been so useful to me when I started blogging, I was clueless, it is like another language!

    Sian :)

    1. Thank you! I know exactly what you mean, the blogging terminology is a whole new language x

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