Some of you may be new to blogging. I know I am. This is the very first blog I’ve been involved in. I’ve stumbled across some blogs on my Internet travels, but I never really thought too much about it. Now that I am a blogger I wonder…What is a blog and where did they come from? I’ve attempted to research the history of blogging on the Internet and there doesn’t seem to be a clear path of how blogs came to be. I did find out that blogs evolved from online diaries. Once upon a time someone decided to make their personal diary public to friends and anyone who stumbled across the web address. These online diaries evolved into online journals and then web logs, or something like that. Web logs are what we know today as blogs. Blog is the shortened version of web log.
This only leaves me with more questions. Why did blogging become so popular? Is this all just a fad? What comes next after blogs?
If you have the answers to any of my questions your wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
Here's what I found when I entered "blog" in the Google search engine.