This is an article appearing at Common Place, a US-based historical webzine. The writer, W. Caleb McDaniel, is a grad student at John Hopkins but also has time for a couple blogs on the go:

Teaser: (Henry) Wright shared several traits with the prototypical blogger—his eccentric range of interests, his resolution “to write down what I see and hear and feel daily,” his use of journals to “let off” rants of “indignation,” his utopian conviction that writing might change the world, and (not least) his practice of spending the “greater part of the day writing in his room.” — all in the 1840s!!

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