“Wasn’t the 18th Century blogging’s Golden Age?”

Via the Professor. This does look interesting [If you like that sort of thing – Ed]. Scott Rosenberg’s Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters, available [sometime] at Amazon. There’s also a dedicated website with some sample extracts – such as an intelligent, US-focused, version of the old favourite “Journalists vs. Bloggers”. [Adds It’s worth noting his comments on that chapter.] His own blog Wordyard is here. And here’s his answer to the question “Who was the first blogger?”