I've been blogging since February 28th, 2003. There is no doubt that this is the oldest diabetes blog. I started it because I wanted to get better at writing. I had been following DB Medical Rants and he said he was blogging in order to improve his writing.
My goal is still the same, write Computer Science textbooks. Not there yet, but primarily by time.
At first, I was anamouse but was found out by Radio Free America and outed by them by permission. I have several blogs now, under the same domain, all managed by Typepad. I'm even outreaching a bit as I would like the blogging sites to at least break even, rather than being money pits.