In the beginning, my “blog” was just an edited HTML file. (I’ve been looking at some old copies of my web site via the Wayback Machine at archive.org.) Actually, initially it was just a photo diary.
Then I went to Moveable Type in 2002, then self-hosted Wordpress. After dabbling with a few sites, and keeping my journal off-line in an Emacs-maintained text file, I decided to finally get back online. I have too many things going on, so I decided (for now) to go with a hosted solution. I’m using Wordpress.com, since I used Wordpress previously. And this gives me a chance to tie together my various, accumulating web 2.0, social-thingie web sites. We’ll see how I keep it up this time.