© Alex Libby 2020
A. LibbyPractical Hexohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6089-0_1

1. Getting Started

Alex Libby1 

Cast your mind back to the 1990s. Anyone remember the likes of Usenet, CompuServe, bulletin boards, and the like? These online communities were very popular at the time and gave rise to what we now know as weblogs.

The term blog was coined back in December 1997 by the developer Peter Merholz on his site, Peterme.com – who would know how a subtle but important change in how weblog would be articulated would make such an impact on developers worldwide? He simply said “we blog,” instead of “weblog,” sometime during 1999, and the rest we say is history…

But I digress – time to come back to reality! Blogging as an activity has ...

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