For me blogging here is an outlet for creativity and an eternal personal project where I can tinker with design ideas and various web technologies.
As good as any reasons to have your own blog.
He also notes this about personal sites:
The era of the personal website is over. It’s now just a personal landing page with a photo, bio and link to a Twitter profile.
He’s wrong. But that is just my opinion. There are more personal web sites today than ever. Some are old and dusty and unused. But others are brand-new and excellent. The era of the personal web site being the only way for one to share things online; that may indeed be over but I think the era of the personal site and how it is used is just getting started.