Towards a genealogy of weblogging…

So when they come to write the history of weblogging – will there be much evidence of the inter-relationships, the hidden parallels and links that lie between webloggers? One of the nicest things I’ve seen in ages, and potentially a really interesting and useful site, is trying to assemble a weblog genealogy of inspiration – who inspired who to start a weblog? I’ve often said that the two people who got me really excited about the true potential of the web were Jason and Derek, but looking back to my first ever entries on the site, I see that Meg Hourihan was an early influence as well. You can see my ‘Pedigree‘ if you’re interested, or if you want to participate yourself: Who inspired you to start your weblog?