My online journal is 19 years old (started mid May 1998).
My livejournal started about 2 years later in mid 2000, which made regular updates much simpler than editing HTML and uploading it by hand.
Went over to WordPress maybe 8 or 9 years after that?
It’s done pretty well by me, met Allison via journalling, made a little money writing here and there, and I have a semi-public record of what I’ve been up to for the last couple of decades.
I have a lot of private posts, but the gross majority are public, though for a long time it has just been links and random pictures that have caught my eye. Not so much long-form writing, with a few minor exceptions in years.
Will that change? I don’t know. I do know that it sometimes feels good to workshop stuff here before launch elsewhere.