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I'm really stuck thinking on what could be the most friendly way to represent "Blog" as icon. Google search led me here but it doesn't indicate a blog completely.

I have designed this:

OPs Blog Icon

but it doesn't look promising either. It more looks like writing on a sheet of paper. How do I make changes in this so as to look like writing on a "blog".

P.S.: I'm designing icons for a website where there are links for 'Wiki', 'Forum', 'Blog' etc and those links are supposed to be icons.

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It may help others if you list what words define "blog" to you. I think both your Google result and the icon you've created both represent blog. Why do you think they don't? –  Scott Jul 13 '13 at 21:13
    
@Scott Actually I want to enhance this icon to make it more friendlier. For eg: I also had to create icon for 'news', it was easy to make a "Newspaper" kind of icon.. but I also added a "Coffee Cup" in that. So it looked even better and friendlier. I just want to tweak my blog icon so that people can recognize it even without the word "blog" written below the icon. –  Ravi Ojha Jul 14 '13 at 9:28
    
I understand Ravi, but what I don't know is how anyone here will be able to understand what you perceive as "friendlier". That's a very ambiguous term. –  Scott Jul 14 '13 at 18:39
    
What about a pencil with the Blog logo you linked? Maybe would be a good idea to support the logo. –  Jorge Jul 17 '13 at 2:25
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You could try with something like this:

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Hi Gilberto, welcome to GD.SE! I edited your answer to fit our usual style. Please feel free to re-edit. –  Yisela Jul 17 '13 at 1:52
    
Thanks @Yisela ;-) –  GilbertOOl Jul 17 '13 at 1:56
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My understanding was that there was one. A quick google search shows that it seems to bea bauhaus 'b' with similar waves coming off of it as the rss icon. The icon you designed looks almost positively like an edit button or a link to open some sort of form to fill out. Be careful using a pencil symbol, this sumbol's become pretty standard for edit icons of any size.

Felt the need to add this as it's pretty interesting and obviously relevant/answers your question: http://theblogicon.com/

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Oh yes I agree! Actually I already encountered the icon you directed me to. –  Ravi Ojha Jul 22 '13 at 8:34
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I don't think there's any precedence aside from a variation of the RSS feed.

While using familiar, easily recognizable elements, you could try something simple and indicative of what a blog represents.

Idea

Here, I'm illustrating the idea that the blog is a way of communicating ideas. ("Talk about [you] ideas.")

Ask around you and try to think of what a blog means to yourself and other people. Try to do it without using words such as "the web/Internet," "online," or "journal/diary."

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