The first form of personal blog appeared on the internet during the late 90s was the online diary blogs. These were individuals who had been inspired by the internet in some way to start a personal blog. For the internet user, there weren’t any rules to abide by or themes to follow. They simply took an interest in the subject of their blog, created it, and started to post whatever information they thought would be interesting.
For the people creating a personal blog, this was the beginning of their career, but that wasn’t all there was to it. There were more than just blog topics. Personal blogs tended to get very personal. This is because people found themselves becoming overwhelmed with the amount of information being shared by other people. They weren’t being told what they should or shouldn’t do, but were simply posting whatever they thought others needed to know. At the time, a personal blog was viewed by some as a way of sharing secrets.
The information contained on most personal blogs is personal and usually never makes it to the main pages of the blog. Most people that started out a personal blog kept to their personal posts. These posts might include personal stories, observations, or even information that was deemed to be personal and private. The main objective of personal blogs is not to attract a large following. It’s to share information with friends, family, and acquaintances. It may also be used as a place to showcase a business opportunity, or in conjunction with a blog promoting that opportunity. The information shared through personal blogs is usually what keeps a person from giving up on the blogging process altogether.