I started my first website in May of 1997. Though the terms weblog and blog didn’t exist then, it did have, nearly from the begining, a thing I called daily babble which might be considered a blog today.
The first post of any substance? A blurb about NC Representative Henry Aldridge’s absurd argument against funding abortions for rape victims. Also in that month, a quote from Ghandi and another from Robert Anton Wilson, a couple of stories about my 10-year high school reunion, and a funny story about a not-so-fun date.
Though it didn’t have permalinks or a calendar and outbound links were few, it did have chronology, and monthly index pages which displayed posts in reverse-chronological order. So was it a weblog?