This image reflects 7 years here at WordPress.com but I actually started blogging elsewhere first. I became a private journal blogger 2005 and began my first public blog in 2006 on Blogger a year later. Then I became a WordPress.COM blogger.
I have answered 2098 pages of WordPress.com support forum questions (30 threads per page) http://en.forums.wordpress.com/profile/timethief
In 2006 Mark Cuban remarked on the difference between blogs and traditional media and what he said then remains true today.
“Blogs are different. There really isn’t a cost constraint. It costs nothing to create a blog. There are time constraints, but less so than traditional media. Bloggers don’t have to publish or show on a schedule. In a nutshell, blogging is personal. Which is really where the paths of blogging and traditional media diverge. Traditional media has become almost exclusively corporate while blogging remains almost exclusively personal.”