Darn, I see that someone beat me to it with the answer to the "b in blog" question — yes, the original term for what we now know as a blog (funny word!) was "web log" or "weblog."
I was lucky enough to stumble onto the web in 1994 and within months to find out that I could run a desktop server in my faculty office using an early program called MacHTTP. I had a server up within months of discovering Netscape, and I then learned HTML by looking a page source, trying stuff, and figuring out how to not break things too badly.
Within a few years of this time I started following Dave Winer's "Scripting News" web site, which was arguably the first (and certainly one of the first) weblogs. In fact, I think he may have coined the term in the late 1990s. Until that time, web publishing was often modeled on paper publishing much more than it is today, with the predominant web sites typically repositioning material that would otherwise be printed on paper and then adding links. Winer began to share daily brief updates on his Scripting News site, and the idea began to take root. Early on he was an important mover and shaker, generating a lot of important conversations about writing for the web, creating important software (Frontier/Manila through is Userland company), developing RSS, and generally getting lots of others on the bandwagon.
In those days I moved from MacHTTP to the Userland software very quickly, and I was blogging ("weblogging?") by the late 1990s, and that has been my orientation to the web since then, for everything from my online teaching resources to my photography web sites. For something like a decade I have also been doing a sort of "real time" journaling of my photography, continuously posting daily new photographs with commentary.
I like your new "phlog
x" (aka "photoblog") idea a lot. If nothing else, generating a flow of photographs worthy of sharing daily, even if only for purposes of commentary and discussion, is a valuable discipline and can be very interesting for readers.