More than a decade ago, the concept of blogging originated as an innovative approach to traditional forum, allowing individuals to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions with a worldwide audience. Today, the dynamics of this interactive, web-based platform have exploded with popularity and continue to climb exponentially.
However, with the incessant rise in the number of active bloggers in recent years, how many people actually know how blogging came to be?
According to eHow.com, Jorn Barger coined the term weblog in 1997 to condense the original expression, web log. Later on – five years to be exact – Peter Merholz coined the word blog accidently when he broke up weblog in the sidebar of his blog page to read we blog, which evolved into blog shortly after.
In 1999 the website Blogger.com emerged as a quintessential hub for anyone to set up a personal blog. And today, the number of blogging sources has reached the hundreds, if not thousands.