Dave Winer celebrates 8 years of blogging at Scripting News today, and writes:

On this day in 1997 I did my first weblog post at www.scripting.com. 8 years is a long run for a weblog. Scripting News was the inspiration for many of the mainstays of the blogging world, and they in turn inspired others, and on and on. This has been the template for growth, and it’s a good one. Every new blog begets more new blogs. That mine was the root for so many is the accomplishment I’m most proud of.

There’s no question that Scripting News was the inspiration for this site, and I think Dave should be proud of the good thing he did when he started posting his thoughts in reverse chronilogical order on the front page of his site.