the etymology of the word ‘blog’ is insane
blog is a contraction of web-log.
log as in a record of your posts, but more generally as a record of events that happened. as in a ‘logbook’, a record of the speeds of a ship. log-book as in ‘chip log’, a piece of wood they tied to a rope to measure speed with
web as in the world wide web. as in a huge interconnected woven web of connections, but with computers and networks instead. the use of web in this context as such a metaphor was coined less than fifty years ago
the tendrils of history reach back so far and so close at once, and all so we can coin silly terms like “blogosphere.” do you see me. everything’s connected
and somehow we’re all still here on this site, leaving little bits of wood in each others’ spider webs to remember one another by