This is the first blog I came across in 1998.
A few months later I was up and running. I couldn't code so had to wait for a generic platform to post to. This was Diaryland. Then along came LiveJournal. And five years or so ago I decamped to WordPress.
Millions of words, and millions of bloggers later and the world of self-publishing (we now call it user generated content) is a profoundly important form of global and universal communication.
I like the line 'can I show it to my grandparents' as if in 1998 they would be online and looking.
I re-found these pages courtesy of waybackwhen - type in a defunct web address and discover to your delight or horror that everything that was ever posted online is still out there.
If you thought that locking the pages would save you, you're mistaken.
One click and it's there forever.