Here's a new word for all you writer/blogger types: oblogated -- it's derived from the English word blog ('web log': to chronicle one's adventures in a public, on-line journal) and obligation (to be bound by a sense of responsibility or commitment). The word is used to described a blog entry that contains little or no information of note, posted only to placate one's vague compulsion to update.
It is best used when one hasn't written a blog entry in two or more weeks, yet has nothing important to relate that would be of interest to one's community of online readers.
A sample oblogated post:
So I've been writing a bit lately, kind of waffling on what to work on, though. Work's been rough. I hate how they expect you to actually exert yourself in exchange for money -- doesn't seem right, somehow. Family's fine, kids're fine, wife is fine (and I do mean 'fine' -- happy Friday, Babe). Oh look , the mail's here. Reminds me of a song: "Here's the mail it never fails it makes me want to wag my tail, when it comes I want to wail.... " Wierd. I can't remember that last word. Anybody know what that last word is? Anyhow, I like Guinness -- have I mentioned? Yeah. Pretty much gotta sneak that into every post somehow. Speaking of Guinness, here's a picture so y'all have something to look at besides little rows of black marks.
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