While I have know about blogging for some time now, I have not known the derivation of the word. As blogging is basically the journal of an individual being maintained on the Word Wide Web (WWW), I (actually Jenny Wilson suggested it) thought it may be representative of Joe Bloggs' journal on the WWW i.e. the average individual you pass in the street.
Blogging is actually derived from the term "Web Logs". So what we have here is in a sense robd's blog! Apparently there is software that has been developed to maintain blogs, I do think that it would be great if UKZN could set up a blogging facility so that I can maintain these pages there.
As an aside, I have also learned that it is actually "Fred Bloggs", and that he is rather unique!