Let me offer up a word to the Blogosphere.-
BLOGPILE – like a dog-pile but instead of everyone jumping on one person, they all descend on a blog site. It is what happens when a flashmob turns up on one blog.
A blog pile is normally unorchestrated, although it is possible to predict when it will happen and there are ways to enable it.
I had a blogpile last week. One of my postings created interest, and recommendations,
“hey . . check out what Andrew said in his blog . . .”
and by the end of the day, there were 1000 hits – a bone-fide blogpile.
I say all this because I feel another blogpile coming on this afternoon, when I post a link to a hot article that will probably be published in a few hours, and “blog-pile” is the word that is brought to front in my mind. If this was happening in the real world, and people were crashing my house instead of my blog, I would be turning on the coffee pot and moving furniture.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • gareth says:

    well if only there were cyber coffee and cyber furniture – to make blogpiling a more pleasant experience 🙂

  • aola says:

    I am so glad that God has people like you, Andrew, people that He has given the gift of words and understanding so that you can speak for those of us who see and feel the same things but don’t have the beautiful words to speak them.

  • lucas says:

    i realized i was contributing to your blogpile by the time i got down to this post… ironic huh?

  • djchuang says:

    ahhh.. so that’s what they call it.. BLOGPILE!

  • Andrew says:

    Yeahh – it is cool.But I just found out that I did not invent it.
    I just went a’googling and found that it was used over 2 years ago as a
    ” . . . tendency of everyone to blog the same stuff “blognoise”. I’ll compete with that neologism, preferring “blogpile” (as in “dogpile on the rabbit” for you yung-ins) (yes we have a winner for “word of the day”).
    Link is

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