Back in the distant past of the internet I used to have a personal web site. You can probably still find remnants of it by using the wayback machine at the Internet Archive. It only contained a few details about myself and linked through to some of the websites I have worked on.
A few years later I started a Livejournal. But this was more to enable me to easily compile and read friends journal entries, than for me to post my own journal.
My main hobby is photography, and I decided that I would quite like to share my photos with friends and family, so earlier this year I looked around for the best method to deliver what I was looking for. Eventually I settled on using this blog.