According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, a blog is defined as follows.

  • Pronunciation: \ˈblg, ˈbläg\
  • Function: noun
  • Etymology: short for Weblog
  • Date: 1999
  • Definition: Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also : the contents of such a site

This is not the first time I am writing and posting on the web.  I did it back in 1996 on swan, an early site for commentaries set up by a friend of mine.  I also posted pure technical comments on some occasion, and I have been sharing pictures with people for years.

But deciding to write a blog participates to a different dynamic.  A blog is a set of comments on various subjects, with the author as the common unit.  A blog should give people reading it a picture of the author.  It’s like a snapshots of  thoughts deposed along the linear progression of time.  As such, a blog is a convenient way to share thoughts, and it can be referred to whenever necessary. Unity, cohesion, and time progression are necessary, at least in my mind, for a successful blog.  Time will tell if I succeeded.  Please come back later and prove me right…

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