When I first heard of the word "blog" years ago in the mid 90's, I was
puzzled as to why I did not hear it earlier, having been immersed in the
English language for more that 4 decades!
Naturally, I reached for my half-a-dozen copies of dictionaries on the shelf to check for its meaning but I could not find one. The reason is simple.... the word "BLOG" simply did not exist in my dictionaries including the Oxford Dictionary!
A frantic search led me to Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang that eventually gave me a clue. It says "blog noun An Internet website containing an eclectic and frequently updated assortment of items of interest to its author. 1999-. [Shortening of weblog.] So blogger, noun"
Not happy with this half-hearted and vague explanation, I ventured into the Web to do further "research".
Lo and behold! I’ve got some more meaningful citations. Below is a list of these.