According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, a blog is defined as follows.
- Pronunciation: \ˈblȯg, 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…