I think I first started a blog in 2003. A few years later, I created a second blog that was basically a new edition of the old one. Along the way I attempted to document various writing projects with their own blogs and I also ran a music blog for a while, even when I'd shut down my second blog and decided to leave off general purpose blogging. Then I started this blog, thinking I still needed a platform on which to post my views on all sorts of things.
Somewhere along the line, I've lost the knack and perhaps the need to run a blog as a sort of commonplace book and journal. Most of my energy is taken up by writing fiction, something I'm doing more of now than even before (although still not nearly enough). There are social networking sites where I can immediately share photos and links with my circle of friends. I belong to a few online forums where I can engage people in discussions about topics I am interested in rather than setting myself up as a tubthumping orator in a disregarded corner of the web's Hyde Park.
In fact, the only purpose this blog serves any longer is as a repository for jottings about the books I'm reading and a place to maintain a list of everything I read. At this point in my life, I think that's really all I need a blog for anymore. Funny how these things change.