Previously, I had maintained a personal blog on that site during my mid-to-late teenage years. It's as embarrassing as it sounds, but gave me a lot of experience in web design, server administration, and various scripting languages.
Over the last decade, I've been working in a fast-paced start-up that hadn't left much time for personal website development. With SILOs taking over, it felt pointless, anyway.
I'm looking forward to continuing to learn more about development in the context of the Indie Web. It's an exciting and highly ambitious effort that I follow with great interest.