Dave seems to suggest there were maybe 4 or 5 blogs in 1997. Well then, bow down folks, because that list must then include: Scripting News, CamWorld, and this here RasterWeb!, and one or two others…
You had no idea I was such a pioneer, did you?
And heck, I won’t even mention how early I was in the podcasting game… (But I will say it was early, so early the word “podcasting” hadn’t even been applied to it yet.)
Now excuse me while I discover the Next Big Thing…
Update: Know of any weblogs that existed in 1997? List them here.
3 replies on “Pioneers get the Arrows…”
There were far more than four or five blogs in 1997. In addition to the aforementioned ones, you can include mine (November 1997), and there were all the frontier news suite based ones, like gulker.com. I don’t have a complete listing, but it was more than four or five.
I knew it was more than 4 or 5. I tried to determine if Bump was around in 1997 (as well as others) but it’s often hard to find archives as people moved to different weblogging systems.
Damn! I got rid of that St. Sebastian stuffed doll, complete with arrows, too soon!
Who knew Pete needed it? *Shrug.*
Also, what would count as a weblog? I had a website, with categories and lots of essays in ’97, but nothing I would call a weblog — didn’t get one of those until three years later.