A ship’s log is a sort of diary, telling all the important things that happen day by day on and to a ship. The word weblog came along soon after the web became popular, and now it’s been shortened to blog. I love blogs because they are a way that people can talk about the things that interest them the most and reach other people with the same interests, whether it’s trains or children or Paris or writing.
This illustration from Ship of Fools shows a crazy place full of the oddest things– just like the world of blogging! Notice the apple at the top of the mast. I’d be the one in the galley, trying to row with a fork.