Even people who don't own a computer know what blogging is. Everyone is talking about it. Heck, even Doonesbury comic strip ran a few panels on subject. Anna Kournikova even has a blog for crying out loud!
But did you know that there is a secret benefit to blogging that has NOTHING to do with subject matter? In fact, you could blog on about sex life of Tasmanian fruit fly and still reap big rewards.
Yep, just like nearly everything else on Internet, there's money to be made with blogging IF you know secret...
OK, OK. I'll tell you, but first let's take a quick ride in wayback machine and see how blogging came to be as popular as it is today.
Back at dawn of World Wide Web, new web sites were a rarity. Geekie guys and girls struggled with new technology and launch of a new page, A new web site was practically a media event. In early days of Internet, each new page was a cause for celebration.
In 1992, Tim Berners-Lee, scientist generally credit with inventing World Wide Web (and you thought it was Al Gore, I'll bet), created first What's New page. Later, another Internet legend, Marc Andreesen, put up his own page. Both of these men created hot links to all of new pages springing up on net.
As World Wide Web came into its own, a new breed of programmer, called a Web Master (because they had mastered World Wide Web) created their own pages that contained suggestions on cool web sites to visit. Because they didn't list every single new web site, just ones that they thought were interesting, they were said to have filtered net. In 1998, Jorn Barger, a bit of an odd duck, even by Internet pioneer standards, first used term 'weblog' to describe his blog called 'Robot Wisdom'.
As bloggers banded together to form communities, people sought easier and faster ways to create blogs. As a result, automated and easy to use blogging programs such as Blog-In-A-Box were developed so that even a half-dazed wallabie can put up a blog in between munching on stalks of grass.