I started my first blog in the fall of 2000, when I was in college, when people still used to write “web log, or ‘blog'” in articles about this new format. This was before the term “social media” was coined. Before blogging, you might create a personal website and fill it with lots of pages of nonsense, but the organization was all in site structure. Using a website to maintain an online journal seems obvious in hindsight, but at the time it was hailed either as revolutionary or as a useless boondoggle that would never catch on.
And now blogs are old hat. Well, welcome to this one.