Maidiebike, I first went online way back in 1981 using an Apple II and an acoustic coupler to access various BBSes and ACSnet. (How many people on here understood what I just wrote?) As I moved around and the internet developed I kept apace with developments.
In October 1993 I started an web-based diary/journal called the Bowerbird Cafe, focusing on food, poetry, writing and stray thoughts. Readers contributed their responses via email, which I then added to the journal. A year or so later the concept of weblogs appeared, along with blogrolls that were collections of links to weblogs. Both were essentially what I'd been doing since 1993. I'm still in touch with a couple of people who've read my blog since those very early days.
As semi-automate and automated tools and platforms came along, I adopted them where they fitted my way of blogging. I moved back and forth between hosted and self-hosted blogs, trying Open Diary, LiveJournal and blogger along the way. Eventually, I settled on WordPress and began migrating my archive material while adding new material.
I still haven't finished moving the archive, but I'll get there one day. It's quite peculiar to consider I've been blogging for almost 19 years and online for 31 years. And there are people who've been online for even longer than that. It often comes as a surprise to some younger people who think the web and the internet were invented "yesterday".
Still, it means I can now say "Eh, I remember when…" :D