NEWS YOU CAN USE: This Is a Blog Post. It Is Not a “Blog.” “The No. 1 reason to make this change—and I’m not going to sugarcoat this—is that calling a post a blog makes you sound stupid. That may seem harsh, but I’m doing you a favor. Every time you make this mistake, it sounds like you don’t understand this newfangled thing, the World Wide Web. Even if you think all those who might judge you are just being superficial, that’s not going to stop them from judging you.” Yes, saying “I made a blog” when you mean “I wrote a post” makes you sound like an idiot.