|From 2011-11 (Nov)|
This is pretty good... I've been doing this since the early days. I remember the sudden transformation from "weblog" or "links log" to "blog" very well. I thought it was annoying then. Now, I suppose, I am just used to it. The majority of these, yeah... I've been one at one point or another.
Blogging has roots all the way back to the early 1990s, when forum members would keep accounts of their day-to-day activities and in 1994 the first real blog, Justin’s Links, hit the web. Blogging has come a long way since the ‘90s, with over 156 million public blogs in existence as of February 2011. Everyone is blogging, from moms to techies to artists and politicians, and a fun infographic from Flowtown examines the blogging ecosystem.
We begin with the early categories of bloggers—the Emo Blogger (that favored LiveJournal), the Angry Blogger (that used the web as an outlet), and the obsessive blogger (that wrote about a single area or topic). These blogger types paved the way for a variety of other bloggers—political bloggers, travel, tech and food bloggers and more which, in turn, paved the way for Apple fan boy bloggers, gaming bloggers, activists, DIY, fashion, art & design and other topics. Today we’ve got bloggers blogging about virtually everything.