Back in 1999, a tech company named Pyra Labs was founded. One of its founders, Evan Williams wanted to create a free place, where everybody could make a website and write there about his/her interests. This is how Blogger was born.
Blogging, as we know it today, was an entirely new idea at that time, that’s why Pyra Labs and its team were some of the inventors of this concept. The company was started at the climax of the dot-com boom when everything in the tech niche was flourishing and making big profits. But this didn’t happen to the Blogger project.
Being entirely free, it was generating no income and the employees’ wages were hard to be paid. Many of them left the company, others stayed and worked just for the cause, without being paid for months.
At some point in time, Evan Williams who was also CEO found himself the only employee in his company. But for him, only the idea was important and he didn’t give up.
Fortunately, the company got some funding later and some ads appeared on the blogs, which barely covered the costs. A paid version – Blogger Pro was also introduced. The project went on.