I can’t remember when I started blogging but the earliest of mine that still exists is from 2003. I suspect I’d been going for a couple of years with a Blogger account before that. This was in the days when WordPress was b2 and Moveable Type was a big thing. Blogging was a major step forward in terms of self expression and sharing ideas and experiences with a wider audience.
With the emergence of social media blogging faded into the background, why blog when you could Facebook? No need to promote yourself and hunt for readers, they were there amongst your friends. Cut to today and blogs seem to be on the incline. I enjoy setting up websites and blogs and I have more of them that I could every practically use.