It is 20 years ago that I made my first home page. Back then I think it was on the server of a friend (the late Gard Eggesbo Abrahamsen, may he RIP) and I don’t recall there was a fancy domain name. It may have been something like www.scriba.org/karsmakers.
Of course that page was nothing like the current version. In fact it was a few frames with some basic (and probably useless) info about myself. I guess it was a thing you just did once you took out a subscription with an internet provider. I withstood the temptation to add dozens of animated GIFs like some people did, which may in retrospect have been the only positive thing it had going for it. It gradually grew to include some info about my first marriage (sortof a – censored – honeymoon diary) and some semi-professional information. Then my CV got added, and for a while there was a page advertising myself as your go-to person if you wanted English press releases/lyrics checked. I doubt that particular page was ever found by anyone. The Internet Wayback Machine has an old partial (more like ‘butchered’) copy from circa 2001 and and then again after my first divorce (basically the same as before, minus the “Wedding” menu item).
So today marks a historic event for…um…nobody but me, actually. Twenty years of exhibitionism on the web, culminating into the WordPress site you see before you (from February 2012).