Originally Posted by amylahminute
I had a blog before there was really such a thing as "weblogs". Because I'm almost 40.
I'd set up a php BB on my own website and posted my thoughts to it. Sort of my own personal discussion forum. I'd set up various rooms for book reviews, Likes
("shouting 'you've got mayo!' every time I open the refrigerator") & Dislikes
("people who toss cigarette butts out their car windows") and special rooms for each time I traveled somewhere. Friends with the link were free to comment.
Then my site got hacked and I never recovered it all. I could probably restore it all from back up if I desperately needed the content all back, but that time has sort of passed for me. I too tend to use FB as the place I stick my thoughts nowadays.
Ha, I remember when the word "blog" started becoming popular, and a bunch of people I knew (including me) were so offended by it, because we didn't "blog," we had "online journals." Like that's so much better or something, LOL. I also remember when people used to have a news section on their website, that was basically like a personal twitter feed and included announcements when we updated our "journals." :P I remember layouts made from pictures we cut out of magazines, and links on our Diaryland sites that said, "Click here to view in frames!"
I also used to have YABB (Yet Another Bulletin Board) when it was "the thing" to do. When I met my DH, we used to talk to each other in my YABB chat room while I was at work. Good memories.