A Blog is a Web Diary. Blogging is the process of writing on a web diary.
Below are some background readings on the technology and principles behind bloggin
A Beginner’s Guide to TrackBack
Very useful article by the creators of Moveable Type on Tracebacks
The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
This article is for programmers. It discusses the issues associated with using non English languages, particullary CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)