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March 11, 2003

journal vs. weblog

I knew I couldn't be the only person bugged by how so many otherwise smart people keep referring to their online journals as weblogs and vice versa. Stumbled on this piece at diarist.net which discusses the differences between journals and weblogs and the too-blurry line between 'em.

It also points to the Online Diary History Project and "An Incomplete Annotated History of Weblogs". The latter is, IMHO, quite incomplete. Not that I envy anyone the task of trying to talk about the early days, there's a whole lot to cover. I still think Rebecca Blood's "Weblogs: A History and Perspective" is one of the best pieces about weblogs out there. There must be more good pieces on the early days, though, right? I've been out of the loop, maybe I've missed some good ones. Or perhaps I should make my own stab at it.

As for online journals? This list of early journals is great.

Posted by Laurel Krahn at 04:49 PM | TrackBack

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So what do *you* think I should call my website?

Posted by: Monty at March 11, 2003 08:46 PM

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Be a rebel, don't call it anything but Montykins!

Your site is definitely not a weblog, closer to a journal.

Posted by: Laurel Krahn at March 28, 2003 02:39 PM

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