History of Blogging – A Must Read!

When discussing the history of blogging, we must first trace when and where the word was derived from. The history of blogging formally started when the term “weblog” was used by 2 lecturers from Bond University on the Gold Coast Australia by the name of G. Raikundalia and M. Reese. It was during a conference on August 14, 1985 when the word was coined on a paper presented which is entitled ” Exploiting the World Wide Web for Electronic Meeting Document Analysis and Management” which discussed the utilization of an access on a web browser to different meeting manuscript information, for instance, minutes, reports, tabled manuscripts and document catalogs.

Fascinatingly, the word itself as “weblog” has not been utilized on the residual records of the paper, which is currently being hosted at the website of the Charles Sturt University. However, the term was used on its appropriate context in a post at Usenet furthering the documents delivery at Bond which was published on August 6, 1995.

According to the history of blogging, the famous use of the term “weblog” as we currently know it came from a person by the name of Jorn Barger of the weblog Robot Wisdom. This phenomenon dated back in December 1997.

The beginnings of contemporary blogging are often argued about as what web-blogging or simply blogging is. To some people, blogs are being referred to as web pages or web sites that offer links and remarks to other sites, and it is from this foundation that contemporary blogs have emerged.

Justin Hall, in January year 1994 has launched Justin’s Home Page which later developed to become links from the Underground. Justin’s Home Page consisted of reviews and links to other sites. Remarkably, Hall on January 10 of the year 1996 started writing an online journal with entries that are dated daily, however, each daily entry is connected by with an index page. Some entries that he has posted included topics about his life and how his day went during that day.

Dave Winer, on the other hand, in February 1996, has written a blog that recorded the 24 Hours of Democracy Project. Also during the same year in April, Winer inaugurated a new web site for the Frontier Software’s users. It has evolved into becoming Scripting News in the year 1997, which is considered to be one of the oldest blogs remaining in the World Wide Web today.

The history of blogging continued to flourish after Jorn Barger introduced the word weblog into famous use in December of year 1997. Blogging, as we are familiar with nowadays continued to evolve.

In the year 1998, a man by the name of Cameron Barett has published on Camworld the first ever listing of blog sites. It was during the year 1999 where blogging has gone through extensive development. It was also during this year where Pyra Labs, now owned by Google has inaugurated the Free Blogger blogging service which offered simple set of tools for almost anyone who wants to start blogging.