From Marketplace yesterday:
The blog is celebrating an anniversary today. Ten years ago a guy named Jorn Barger coined the term "weblog" to describe his website Robot Wisdom. It was shortened to "blog" two years later by somebody else.
Back then only about 23 websites were properly considered blogs. These days, whether you write them or read them, blogs are a pretty common pursuit.
Estimates are that 120,000 new ones are created everyday. No word, though, on how many are actually read.