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What is Blogging

What is blogging?

This is an overview of the development of weblogs and an introduction to the ways you might use a weblog.

Blogs are frequently updated web pages on which authors post short comments about news items, interesting websites, their thoughts, and more. Blogs are part of a publishing revolution that allows individuals to express themselves to the world. Blogs are easy to create, easy to maintain, and fun to read.

(n.) Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.

(v.) To author a Web log.

Other forms: Blogger (a person who blogs).

A Short History

In the early days of the Internet, each new page was a cause for celebration. The early pioneers watched in excitement as the network grew, and they wanted to keep people informed about this growth. In 1992, Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee created the first "What’s New" page. Later, another pioneer, Marc Andreesen, put up a similar page. Each had hot-links to the new pages springing up on the Net.

As the Internet grew and the World Wide Web came about, other programmers created hand-coded pages with their recommendations for surfing the Net. Justin Hall started his filter log in 1994. In 1998, Jorn Barger coined the term “weblog.”

Soon, says weblogger and author Rebecca Blood, these “link-driven sites” were very popular, and webloggers became a community. Each weblog included a list of similar filter sites.

In 1999, website Blogger began to offer a simpler way to create a weblog. This hosted service allowed any person to easily sign up, create a blog, and write numerous postings. All without having to know HTML.

Since then, millions of weblogs have been created. The term is now pronounced web-log or we-blog, but usually shortened to blog. These blogs evolved into personal diaries or journals.

Many journal-blogs still do include a list of other similar sites. This is a called a blogroll.

So, get blogging, so we can learn more about you and share more in your life.

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Tami said...

this is great info! Loved it

Teresa said...

I liked reading this info ty for sharing.

Storm said...

You are welcome, Tami and Teresa. I'm glad you liked learning more about blogging.

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