History of Blogging
Once I had read that if the industry of car making has developed at the pace of today's computer industry then now car could be bought more cheaper than a bicycle and would be faster than a jet plane.
This line itself tells the significance of this great technology. So I salute it for the convenience it has created in our lives. BIG THUMBS UP TO YOU!
Here is a brief timeline of the history of blogging:
Dawn of Internet Time: Tim Berners-Lee at CERN begins keeping a list of all new sites as they come online.
June 1993: NCSA's oldest archived What's New list of sites.
June 1993: Netscape begins running it's What's New! list of sites.
Jan 1994: Justin Hall launches Justin's Home Page which would become Links from the Underground.
April 1997: Dave Winer launches Scripting News. His company, Userland, will release Frontier, Manila and Radio Userland, all website and blog content software.
Sept 1997 Slashdot launches their news for nerds.
Dec 1997: Jorn Barger coins the term web log.
November 1998: Cameron Barrett publishes the first list of blog sites on Camworld.
Early 1999: Peter Merholz coins the term blog after announcing he was going to pronounce web blogs as "wee-blog". This was then shortened to blog.
Early 1999: Brigitte Eaton starts the first portal devoted to blogs with about 50 listings.
July 1999: Metafilter's earliest archives.
July 1999: Pitas launches the first free build your own blog web tool.
August 1999: Pyra releases Blogger which becomes the most popular web based blogging tool to date, and popularizes blogging with mainstream Internet users.
News Source: http://www.blockstar.com
Some of the useful links:
Ten Tips of Blogging
Ten Tips For A Better Weblog
Blogging for Beginners
15 Blogging Tips For 2007