Way back when I started blogging, I started out with Blogger. The use of that didn’t last long, because I was contacted by a colleague at the time to move over to BloggingAbout.net, which I did. They ran Community Server for over nine (9!) years before switching over to WordPress.
Later, I migrated my blog to be part of my personal website. With everything in WordPress already, the easiest route was to use WordPress for my personal website as well since migrating would be easy.