The Weblog is 10 Years Old Today

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  • December 17, 2007
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

CakeBlogging was 10 years old on July 14th but it wasn’t until December 17th 1997 that the word “weblog” was invented.

The term was invented by Jorn Barger and subsequently shortened to “blog” by Peter Merholz and his blog Peterme.com in April or May of 1999.

The original weblog was pretty much like todays link blog, a collection of links to other destinations. Nowadays a blog is a destination itself and is more like an online magazine.

Wired has some tips for new bloggers today but my best tip is to write your blog as if you were writing a magazine. Interesting feature articles, eye catching headlines, details about your authors and nice bright images work perfectly.

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