Summertime Is Great! “Britesite” Suffers

It’s summer!  Family life, vacations, and innumerable activities demand my time, not to mention trying to keep my lawn and garden alive under the severe stress of drought and high temperatures.  Oof!  My site is suffering a drought too.  It is still alive thanks to the kind efforts of my cuz Chaff.  Have a great summer and don’t give up on Chaff and me.   Here is a repeat post just for continuity:

One of my friends stated in her blog that she doesn’t like the word “blog”.  I agree.  It looks and sounds like too many other repugnant words and needs to be replaced. (Although, I realize it is too deeply entrenched in the culture, by now, to be changed, but, hey, I’m an idealist)

The word “blog” is derived from ‘web log’, of course.  It originally described a site where people logged their daily activities.  Since then, these personal sites have evolved into much more for many people.  Many use them as a platform to showcase their writing, or photography, or any other artistic skills.  It is much more than logging now and deserves a more noble moniker.  So I’ve been thinking……..

The replacement needs to have a more positive ‘sound’ when it is both read and spoken.  It needs to be easy to say and read – preferably one syllable.

Let’s start with what is done on our sites.  It is writing.  Writing on the World Wide Web.

WEBWRITING.

Trim that down to BWRITING.  Then to BRITING.

BRITING sounds a bit better to me than blogging.

By extension we get a whole new set of terms:

A blog becomes a  brite.

To blog becomes to brite.

A blogger becomes a briter.

Blogging becomes briteing. 

The blogosphere becomes the britesphere.

Making the Net a happier place.  I’m just sayin’……….

Well, time to go, I have brites to post! 🙂

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. journeytoepiphany
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 15:13:25

    Happy summer!

  2. Carol Ann Hoel
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 17:36:41

    Enjoy your summer days, Len. Life is too short to miss the good stuff, like family and fun and gardening. Blessings to you…

  3. Lindsey
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 15:02:12

    I agree that briteing sounds a whole lot better than blogging 🙂

    • gloryteller
      Jul 21, 2011 @ 23:51:26

      Thanks for visiting, Lindsey. This could be the beginning of a BRITEING movement. And, speaking of movements, I love violin music!
      Enjoy summer and may God bless you richly in the upcoming school year.

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