A phlog, also called an rlog, is a type of daybook, similar to a blog, that runs off a Gopher protocol server. These phlogs are typically hosted from home servers running some sort of UNIX operating system, because a user account on the server is usually required to update the content. There are quite a few phlogs floating around gopherspace but the vast majority are not updated regularly.
Phlogs usually arranged as a directory structure with the title or date of each entry, has a separate folder for archives. It is possible to have a few sentences under each link to a blog entry as a summary, or to host the phlog as one single text or HTML file; however, HTML files cannot be read by some pure gopher clients.
A phlog can also be known as a gopherlog. The first known usage of the term "gopherlog" was by George Hotelling as an April Fool's Day joke on April 1, 2005.
- Down the gopher hole
- SiMpLe MaChInEs (gopher link)
- Port70 Phlog (used to be Hactar.net) (gopher link)
- SDF Phlogosphere Users of the SDF Public Access UNIX System
- SDF EU Phlogosphere Phlogs on the SDF-EU Public Access UNIX System