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Introducing The ABDPBT Glossary

Introducing The ABDPBT Glossary

Thanks to the excellent suggestion of Kate, one of my illustrious lurkers, I have added an ABDPBT Glossary page for the edification of those readers who might be less versed in the goings on of the mommyblogosphere. The idea behind the glossary is that, perhaps, we can expand the appeal of this blog beyond the usual suspects by allowing people to understand the kind of oblique references I make in my posts by allowing everyoneto look up key terms instead of having to google furiously and come up dry for the various wink/nudge things with which I often pepper my writing. Incidentally, sometimes I put wink/nudge things in my posts that are a combination of things or variations of things that actually happened — in those cases, you won’t be able to find an actual glossary reference because I am utilizing that literary technique that is a hallmark of the mommy blogger genre (hyperbole) to make a point. However, wherever possible, I will try to add references either within the posts themselves, or at the end of the posts, for those of you who want to try to figure out the references.

At present, there are like, two terms in it. But I plan to add to it constantly. Please feel free to offer suggestions on what terms I should add, either in comments, or by email. I think the more you can do this, the better, because I will definitely overlook things that need to be explained.

UPDATE: I just noticed that the links don’t show up in the RSS feeds, so this is something that only works while you’re on the site itself. That’s definitely not ideal, but you can always go to the direct link to the glossary page itself, which is here. I will continue to look for better options for glossary plugins in the meantime.

Glossary terms: masterstroke, linkbait taintface, OMG Ponies

Comments (13)

  1. Jul 1, 2010

    Between this and the new header, it’s like Christmas up in here.

  2. Jul 1, 2010

    Ahh, good. I’m not totally convinced this is the right plugin to be using, but it will work for now. I don’t like that it doesn’t work on the comments. For example, right now, it will automatically underline any key term I’ve defined in a post, but not in the comments. So if a commenter introduces a term in the comments, I’ll have to go back and edit the post to make sure the term gets linked. But this is better than nothing.

  3. Jul 1, 2010

    Yeah, that’s a pain to have to edit the comments, but honestly some of the best stuff comes up in the comments so I think it’s worth the trouble.

  4. Jul 1, 2010

    this sounds like a great plan to me- i am excited to watch it grow 🙂

  5. Lisa
    Jul 1, 2010

    I request Maytag-gate, Poop on Peeps, and masterstroke. (I still laugh every time I see that word.)

  6. Jul 1, 2010

    Ahh, thank you. I shall get to work.

  7. Ellia
    Jul 1, 2010

    This is a great idea. You forgot linkbait taintface.

  8. Lisa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Hehe, that term always makes me laugh too. I went and read the comments on that post and found OMG Ponies! Lol.

  9. Jul 1, 2010

    Another good one.

  10. Jul 1, 2010

    Great idea! You’re funny and informative, even if I occasionally don’t know what you’re talking about. Thanks for all the helpful tips!

  11. Jul 2, 2010

    The glossary is very helpful for us johnny-come-lately types. Also the entries are fun to read even without having been previously perplexed.

    I laughed about the “Creepy Thesis” entry because one of my best buddies wrote her Rhetoric MA thesis on mommybloggers–that’s the only reason I ever found out about this wacky subculture. Now my friend is pregnant and has set up her own blog, but hasn’t posted anything on it yet. (Probably paralyzed by metablognition or just sick to death of mommyblogs.)

    If you want, I can probably convince her to send you a copy of her thesis.

  12. Jenna
    Jul 2, 2010

    Love the glossary idea. Good luck working on the RSS part. If you find a solution, let us know how you did it.

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