Who was the first blogger? Round, well, I’ve lost track

Via a comment on my earlier “history of blogging post”, John Barger (who coined the term weblog when he launched in December, 1997, his weblog, Robot Wisdom) points to a post he made today in which he says, “i’ll go on record as claiming not only that (Robot Wisdom) was the 1st proper weblog but that it’s still the only proper weblog.”

His post outlines certain conventions he believes should be used by bloggers. Of course, it is written as a launch pad for debate. Unlike Michael Vick, I’m not a fan of dog fights, so I’ll exit this debate with this, my final post on the topic.