I decided if I was going to do this series any justice at all, I had to go back right to the very beginning.
The term "blog" was coined in 1999, a shortening of the term "weblog" In their earliest format, blogs were online diaries, places for the writer/blogger to share the stories of their lives.
Blogs these days haven't moved far away from their origins, they're still a place to share stories, but they have diversified with the growth of blogging niches, which is when a blog focuses on one main topic, for example, fashion or craft.
So, why should you write a blog?
To share your knowledge
To share your story
To remember events
To grow your business
To collect a topic eg recipes
As a scrapbooker and sometimes crafter, I started my blog to share my scrapbooking pages, and capture our family stories to share with my family living apart from us, and to remember for my children. I like to think of it as an "online scrapbook", something that will be around forever for my kids.
Do you blog? Why did you start?