"Great history (and history of linklove) from @DaveWiner on how blogging worked at its best and needs to work again, for so many more of us, if we are to break free, as a free and independent people, from the personal data ranches we call social media.
BTW, my original blog was (and still is) http://doc.weblogs.com. Here's my first actual blog post, in November 1999. The first post on that blog, two days earlier, was by Dave, instructing me on how to blog. His rules still apply.