As I thought about the beginning of this endeavor of writing a blog, the question came to mind: What is a "blog," and where did it come from? I was alive when it happened, so surely I can remember….. Nope, so I’ll google it. “A blog is a regular message in print on the web written to readers about a subject.” These entries are called “Posts” and can be about everyday life, or thoughts on a subject that the writer and followers are interested in.
Again from the Inner-string:
The first known blog was created by a man named Justin Hall in 1994. Hall was a student at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and he used his blog to keep track of his thoughts and experiences. This simple blog paved the way for the thousands of bloggers that would come after.
Today, there are millions of blogs on the internet, covering virtually every topic imaginable. And while some bloggers have found fame and fortune, others are content with the satisfaction of knowing that they are connected to a global community of like-minded individuals.
The term came from Web log. The word blog is a portmanteau of the words “web” and “log.” The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form “blog” is credited to Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase web log in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in 1999. He came up with it by dropping the “e” from “weblog” after deciding it looked odd, which resulted in the fact that today, blog is short for “web log.”
Glad you asked. And thanks for staying with this one. This will be about writing. I’ll get into my process, others techniques, and trends. I want to talk about how to write, and what is being written about in the Christian Sci-Fi world. So, I hope you show up for the next installment titled: MY PROCESS. See you then.