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I Started a Personal Blog in 2023 (and Why I Think You Should Too)

I am a 90’s kid.

I guess one of those borderline 90’s kid because I was 6 at the turn of the century… but I do remember the Y2K incident, so I consider myself a “90’s kid”… anywayyyys!

I’m a 90’s kid and when then “world wide web” came about and into home computers, I remember how big a deal it was.

I remember the advent of blogs, social media, “YouTubers”… I remember Hotmail’s instant messenger and wanting to be in chat rooms but never being able to figure out where they were because I was too young.

And I forgot until very recently that before Instagram, Facebook, and MySpace, people were blogging.

And as soon as I realized that, I remembered that there was a point in time when personal blogging took off and us Montanans were like “ 🤨 who tf goin read about what you had for breakfast and where you went for a walk today???”

Turns out: a lot of people actually!!

That is why MySpace and Facebook and Instagram and Twitter (X) came to be!!

Enough people were making personal websites that the creators saw a “need” for people to be able to “blog” without needing to build a platform.

Flash forward to 2023 and now things are just weird. You have to pay to connect with people on a large scale, freedom of speech is getting more limited, and social media in general is becoming (has become) an overall trash heap of toxicity because it is so easy to access and has taught people to clamor for attention.

And when I started my website in 2019, it was just a free Wixsite and I didn’t see the need for a blog.

But I just invested in my site this year to become official and, why would I pay to be seen on someone else’s platform when I just paid to build my own?

As the social media beast dies, I think it’s important to start blogging again, so that we can hold onto our freedom of speech and connect with people.

Because the internet is cool.

It’s just not cool when it’s owned by a handful of people.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. You can actually start blogging for free, today, with sites like Blogger, Wordpress, and

The people who give a shit about who you are and what you say will follow you to your new platform, and it’s okay to lose some of your “following”

Social media was a hoax anyways.

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Jill McIntyre
Jill McIntyre

Yes! I had a WordPress blog for a number of years but earlier this year I had trouble with the WordPress and GoDaddy combo that I never experienced before. Probably because I didn't pay to have a secure https site. Thankfully I had all my blogpsts save to Word already...But now with new business ideas on the forefront of my brain, I may start one with more purpose and direction as part of my endeavor to gain brand recognition.

Eirian Naomi Omid
Eirian Naomi Omid

The biggest thing for me is that all the posts I have posted on Instagram since 2019 are only on IG and I don’t have a way to replicate them 😞 but that was a part of the calculated risk lol

Also, I’m not the same person (or author) I was 4 years ago 😂 so I’m sure my old IG posts are fairly irrelevant anyways

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