I started blogging long long ago in early 2000s. :-) The first blog software I used was dasBlog. It was written in .Net and it still seems to exist here https://github.com/shanselman/dasblog

Here is one my custom themes for dasBlog

Looks like I was the first to write plugins for dasBlog!!!

Then it was Wordpress

Not I am trying out Ghost.

I always hosted my blog on an external server. Since now I have an always connected desktop at home I have hosted the blog in that machine. Unfortunately it is currently running Windows 10 Home.

But I still managed to setup Ghost, Nginx, SSL via Lets Encrypt... Everything starts back up after power failure too. Should probably write up about the setup as there is not a lot of information about hosting these in Windows...