I actually had a "Journal" page on my website for a couple of years, a kind of hand-done blog, but as I used to translate everything into Japanese as well as English (assisted by long-suffering wife), and as I'm no great shakes at html either the whole thing became a monsterous chore after a while. Add a few deadlines into the mix and the end result was - no posts for months on end, so I've taken down the link.
This is a lot more like it though, easy to include images, and upload any time. Veteran bloggers will have heard all this before though, so I'll shut up until I've got something to say. Having learned my lesson I'll skip on the Japanese for now!