I’ve been using the TWiki collaboration platform since at least 2004. It has always been a bit of a trial—it doesn’t create terribly pretty sites, and it has been a bear to maintain. Its real strength is collaboration, but I used it mostly as a site-creation tool.
To Blog or Not To Blog
Back in the early 1990’s when the World Wide Web was new, before there were page spinners and WYSIWYG HTML editors and cascading style sheets, I learned HTML and crafted a personal web site. Most sites of that era fell into two categories: lists of links to other sites, and vehicles for personal self-aggrandizement. Mine fell into the latter category. Rare were the sites that actually provided a substantial amount of useful content.