On The History Of Blogging

Recently I read that the blog Dooce celebrated its 10th year. That is amazing to me.

According to an article about the milestone event, Heather Armstrong tells us that the main lesson she learned is to "first give someone the benefit of the doubt."

Tonight, I was reading another blog, the Ugly Green Chair, and noticed the 10 years graphic on the front page. The writer, Whitney Brandt, is another blogger who's been at this blogging thing for more than ten years.

It made me stop and think about how many blogs are going past the decade mark now. I'm not sure how many, but as I was digging around, I read that the first blog was started by Justin Hall back in January 1994.

Back in 1994, I bought my first computer, a Compaq Presario. I remember being so excited when I got AOL and set up my first email address. Little did I know that blogging had just been invented. Justin is still blogging too. Seventeen years blogging.

Can you imagine?

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Tracy said…
That is a long time blogging--17 years! I'm nearing my 5 year mark, and was thinking that was long...haha! Fun post & observations... Happy Days, Lisa ((HUGS))
Lisa Johnson said…
tracy - I'm close to 5 years too! Imagine 12 years more?! I can't even imagine what blogging will look like then. Have a great week! : )
Nance said…
The Dept. will be SIX this August. I have to say, I'm proud. I feel like I've more than fulfilled my original mission, and despite a few doubts over those years, I am glad that I've maintained my blog and not let it flounder. I also have to say that while I realize that many people simply have gravitated toward the low attention span attraction of FB, I think the two are radically different. FB is for social networking. Blogs are more like a magazine--infotainment and opinion for the more...intellectually mature, I think.
Lisa Johnson said…
nance - Congratulations! 6 years is a big accomplishment. I'm glad that your blog is alive and well too. FB is very different and even though I'm on it, I'm still really not that into it. Blogs will always be my first love! ; )

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