I remembered I first started with Geocities (more like an online diary come to think of it), and then Blogger, and then Xanga (because you can post pictures there) before I went back to Blogger again. I even paid for a Blogspot account. It was darn expensive yo'.
Also, back then Blogger features were very basic compared to now. After about a year with them, I ventured out on my own; got my own server space, bought my own domain and use Movable Type as my publishing tool.
The fun was all in teaching myself how to code in HTML. The pain was all in paying for its upkeep.
After awhile, like 3 years ago looking at my first entry in this blog here, managing the blog felt rather tedius. The constant server space upgrading and MT modul upgrading -- I ain't have all the time y'all. And with each upgrade there'll be new things to learn.
Now I've decided to leave it to the experts to worry about it. Besides, I felt my writing has stop being as interesting and carefree as when I first started.
Except for GeoCities because it's gone now and the time when I hosted my own blog (archiving WIP -- for the past 3 years! Lol!), the blogs are all still there. I thought maybe I'll pick a few of them old entries for y'all to read here sometime so we can reminisce it together. Coz you know, I'm getting old. Lol.
Well, maybe lah. If I'm bored enough, I'll cut-and-paste it here.
So how long it has been for me? Well, if my memory serves me right, I joined M-net in mid-2000, so since then la more or less. At that time, a vendor gave us a free domain name each. I pointed it to GeoCities and voilà!, my first website was born :)
Lama tak? Lol.