The Blog Phenomenon
A recent overlooked Web trend—overlooked by the mainstream media, at least—is the proliferation of public diaries, generically referred to as Blogs. The term originated from "web log" and was further promoted by pyra.com as a Blog at its www.blogger.com site, although www.pita.com is considered the original source of easy-to-use Web logging. People who "Blog" are called Bloggers, and right now there are hundreds, thousands of Blogs on the Net.
Blogs: Getting your words out
A grassroots, low-cost approach to Web publishing is sweeping the globe: blogs. Short for Web log, the blog phenomenon has been popularized by writers ranging from former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan to your niece commenting about her first year in college. Blogs are chronologically organized online journals that can contain intimate biographical musings, accounts of technology, political analyses, or just ramblings about movies or TV shows. They often include images, creative layouts, and plenty of links. Blogdex (http://blogdex.media.mit.edu) attempts to index all of these blogs, arranging them according to which ones are most often linked to other sites. At Weblogs.Com, you'll find another list of popular online journals.
Blog Links of Importance
Index to Blogs - attempts to index all of these blogs, arranging them according to which ones are most often linked to other sites.
Weblogs.com - a site that indexes blogs
Xanga - free blog hosting site related Links
Blog Spot - free hosting of blogs
Blogger (the blog creation tool for free)
Keep an online journal Using Blogger (article)
The Shifted Librarian - interesting blog for librarians