According to BBC News, blogs are a year old today:
Weblogs rack up a decade of posts
The word "weblog" celebrates the 10th anniversary of it being coined on 17 December 1997.I sometimes feel like I have a million blogs on my reader, but apparently there are 69 million more I am missing.
The word was created by Jorn Barger to describe what he was doing with his pioneering Robot Wisdom web page.
The word was an abbreviation for the "logging" of interesting "web" sites that Mr Barger featured on his regularly updated journal.
A decade on and blog-watching firm Technorati reports it is tracking more than 70 million web logs . . .
. . . In 1999 the phenomenon took off as easy to use tools started to appear which made it much easier to write and maintain these sorts of websites. Also in 1999 the word "blog" was coined as a shortened form of the original term . . .