I was dreamin’ when I wrote this –
So sue me if I go too fast –
But life is just a party –
And parties weren’t meant to last –
War is all around us –
My mind says prepare to fight –
So if I gotta die –
I’m gonna listen to my body tonight –
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999!
If you didn’t come to party –
Don’t bother knockin’ on my door
The modern blog evolved around 1994 from the ‘Online Diary’, where people would keep an online running account, a shared diary of their personal life, combining text, video, and pictures.
Writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or journalers. Very few called themselves ‘adventurers’.
Blog usage spread during 1999. In 1999, there were 23 blogs on the internet. By the middle of 2006, there were 50 million blogs. Blogs were becoming the primary point of communication for individuals online.
But with the advent of social media and social networking, blogs have become only one portion of an individual’s online persona.
Vlogs and podcasts have also taken on a bigger role in the blogosphere, with a lot of bloggers opting to use primarily multimedia content.
Services that cater to these kinds of posts (Tumblr, Posterous) are likely to keep growing in popularity.
Blogs are unlikely to go anywhere in the foreseeable future but there is plenty of room for growth and innovation in method in which their content is found, delivered, and accessed.