Justin Hall, who began personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earlier bloggers, on their web site from 1996.
Daily Net News ran links and daily reviews of new websites, mostly in Australia.
After a slow start, blogging rapidly gained in popularity. Senator Strom Thurmond, praised Senator Thurmond by suggesting that the United States would have been better off had Thurmond been elected president.
Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.The ability of readers to leave publicly viewable comments, and interact with other commenters, is an important contribution to the popularity of many blogs.However, blog owners or authors often moderate and filter online comments to remove hate speech or other offensive content.In the 1990s, Internet forum software, created running conversations with "threads".Threads are topical connections between messages on a virtual "corkboard".In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service.