The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 February 2003

Cadre remarks

Everyone knows the canonical collective nouns, even the weird ones like a murder of crows or a pride of lions or a clutch of mechanics or a graft of politicians or a gaggle of Googlers.

So how shall we denote a multiplicity of bloggers? The first thing I thought of was crash, but then it occurred to me that in this context, "crash" equates to something properly single, and a proper noun at that: a crash of Blogger. Okay, there are a lot of such, but as Bono might have said, we still haven't found what we're looking for. (And Bono apparently has no qualms about finding prepositions to end sentences with.)

If you have better ideas than I — and who doesn't? — please pop open Comments and expound.

Posted at 4:10 PM to Blogorrhea


a bloc o' bloggers
a whine of bloggers
a text of bloggers.......

ahhh, who cares :}

Posted by: paul at 5:38 PM on 7 February 2003

A blogjam.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 5:54 PM on 7 February 2003

I'm a fan of alliterations, like a bushel, barrel or buttload of bloggers.

But then again, do bloggers really congregate in large groups? Unless you consider group blogs and blogrings a congregation, I'd say bloggers rarely ever get together. When they do, it is usually a marked event.

Posted by: Ravenwood at 7:03 PM on 7 February 2003

"A congregation of bloggers" has a very nice ring to it, actually.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at 11:38 PM on 7 February 2003

Clutter.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Steve at 8:10 AM on 8 February 2003

Duh: A BlogRoll of Bloggers.

Posted by: DavidMSC at 9:07 AM on 8 February 2003

If we can include non-bloggers who read blogs, the word has already been coined: InstaLanche.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 10:32 AM on 8 February 2003

... a rash of bloggers!

Posted by: John Rosenberg at 5:01 PM on 8 February 2003

So does that mean that when Blogger crashes, it's just applying calamine lotion?

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 5:38 PM on 8 February 2003

Baggage, maybe?

Posted by: Steve at 7:10 AM on 12 February 2003