According to this article by John Naughton on The Guardian, the first serious blog, Dave Winer’s blog Scripting News, was born 25 years ago.
I want to highlight two things from this article (but you should read the whole article, everything not highlighted is interesting too):
1. Blogging doesn’t need monetization. Although I didn’t sell a company to Symantec, like Dave Winer did, I blog without showing ads on my site. I’m blogging to share my voice:
And despite its wide readership, it has never run ads. This may be partly because Dave doesn’t need the money […] but it’s mainly because he didn’t want to compete for the attention of his readers.
2. It’s nice that the Guardian recommends using RSS readers:
The blogosphere continues to be one of our greatest information resources. So why not log off social media, get yourself an RSS reader and wise up?