This blog began in 1997 as a single news page called Nucelus. In 2005, during a long wait to move into a new house, I decided to learn some php and MySQL and write my own blogging system, which became inkyBlog and which now powers this, my own Webbledegook blog.
Thank you to my brother, Murray Ewing, for help with some of the more challenging aspects!
Though, actually, the blog is older. It started on AOL in 1997 as the news page of my website, called Nucleus (Internet Archive from 1998), and then became a blog called Webbledegook. Not all those early entries were kept, but 15 Dec 2002 is the earliest I still have archived.
Blogs don't seem to be the in-thing any more, with social media (which I'm not very good at) largely taking its place. But it's still my preferred home on the internet - a natural successor to the fanzines I self-published in the 80s and 90s.
I've not been as prolific with it lately, the most lively era, I think, being during the publication of The Rainbow Orchid. But it still serves its purpose, and I still enjoy it, so I'll keep going.
If you're still reading - thank you very much!