Seventeen years and counting. When I first started blogging, we didn't even have that word; they were called online diaries, back in the early days. People thought I was weird, posting details of my life in public on the internet -- if they even knew the internet existed at all. Someone even told me that only someone with a mental disorder would do such a thing. I think I get the last laugh on that one. :-)
If you have any interest in the history of the form, the Online Diary History Project is a good place to start.