I have blogging since 2001, back in the day when Pitas.com was the automated journaling platform of choice and if you had Greymatter or B2 running on your self-hosted domain you were the bee’s knees of geekery. Weblogs pretty much started out with short-form posts chock-full of links to various articles and memes online, much like Twitter these days.
In December 2019, during Christmas break, I was browsing through my old links list and came across Kottke.org, arguably the grandfather of blogs, which still retained the old-school flavor of hypertext link sharing rather than long-form ramblings (the latter may have been perpetuated by Blogger and LiveJournal midway through the Noughties).
IShirley.com was purchased on 3 August 2019, but was eventually launched as a more traditional style of weblog on 20 April 2021. My more structured personal journal is at ShiSia.blog. The rest of my websites are listed at Very Shirley.
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