I have a question for all you die-hard bloggers out there: before there was blogging software, such as WordPress, how did you blog? Manually writing HTML and uploading it with FTP? Manually writing PHP?
This question is related to my MA research on Blogs and Blogging Software (with a focus on WordPress) and I am really interested to hear what it was like before the age of blog software. I have read We’ve got Blog and there is some general information on the history of blogs but I am looking for a bit more detailed and technical description.
(And if you have any spare time left: What are you using now? Is it an improvement over how you used to do it? What are the major differences you experience?)