The Evolution of Blogging

I started blogging in 2012, and used to think I knew a lot about the subject. But then I read this! Check out this great history of our blogging world, thanks to Nick Rossis!

Nicholas C. Rossis

I have been online since 1985. I was one of the first members of the BBS (Bulletin Board) scene in Greece back when we connected to a server using landline modems. I still remember my thrill when I finally got my hands on a 9600 bps modem and could download pictures as well as texts.

In 1995, I developed my first website. Even then, I had identified a need for regularly updated content. While some pages were meant to be static, there were news and events to share. Web developers usually met this need by introducing a News page and placing there any related items. As the new millennium approached, we started placing some of these on the home page, too.

Out of these News pages came blogging. Nowadays, 25 years after I developed my first website, most of my living comes through freelance writing for company blogs.

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23 thoughts on “The Evolution of Blogging

  1. I didn’t start this blog until 2016, but I have been fascinated with writing on computers since they first allowed it. I have had a variety of computers, word processing software and different printers for many years. I have loved watching the whole technology expand and appreciate how much simpler writing has become using it.

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    1. I once owned a Brother electronic typewriter, with a 6-line ‘correction window’. When my letter was complete, I pressed ‘Print’, and the whole page printed off on the roller. I always loved that moment. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I read Mr. Rossis’ article, and found it quite informative.

    I’ve thought about creating a blog (other than my WordPress site devoted primarily to limericks), but so far I haven’t really seen a pressing need for one. A lot of authors write about writing books. I’d rather spend my time actually writing books.

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