There is no one answer to this question as the first blog was likely created any number of years ago. However, it is generally accepted that blogging was first popularized in 1995 when a software called Geocities was launched. This software allowed users to create and host their own webpages. This paved the way for other online platforms and bloggers began to emerge.
The popularity of blogging continued to grow throughout the late 1990s and 2000s, reaching a fever pitch in 2007 when blogs were widely used in political campaigns. In recent years, blogging has continued to grow in popularity and has been used for a variety of purposes including personal reflection, business communication, and activism. As the technology continues to evolve and new platforms are created, it is likely that blogging will continue to be a widely used form of communication.