It’s great that everybody seems to have one or more blogs and it makes sense that you’d want one too.
The term blog refers to weblog, and they were never intended to be commercial or professional website. Blogs are more of a personal nature, for commenting on whatever you, the blogger are interested in, or to post photos, articles or videos. Generally the most recent information on a blog is kept at the top of the page, as blog’s are dated log formats. Often they will have commentary of other sites and links directing you to them. A blog is updated frequently.
The common belief is that the very first weblog launched was back in 1993 it was called Mosaic. This was generally a compiling of links. It took until 1998 for there to be more than a mere handful of blogs in existence. Even then, all the bloggers knew each other and were swapping links between each other.
By 1999 blogs were starting to appear more often, and quickly became a phenomenon and blogging was a pastime that was enjoyed by many. Originally web logs were hand coded by developers before automation software became available. The use of html was the main coding for this program, and the web designers at the time were pretty much the only ones that knew it. Now that blog development software is available to the general public, anyone is capable of making a blog.
By 2000 people were making as many as 300-350 new blogs daily and by 2011, with the help of automated software for creating and maintaining blogs, the estimate puts new blog launches at over 8000 every day. Today there are actually directories for blogs, hundreds of them, and many contain as many as 100,000 entries. Blogging is now a craze with over 5,500,000 active bloggers turning out tens of millions of blog posts daily, and that’s not including the hundreds of millions of Twitter mirco-blog users.
Not merely the passing trend many believed blogs were going to be back in the mid 90s obviously.