Perhaps, in the 90s it was not that difficult to create and manage a website. There were not as many sites, and many of the users were fey with the Internet, and the standard of behaviour was a tad higher.
Today, there are millions of sites, and many users know no more than point and click, while trolls abound.
To even consider starting a blog requires some effort.
Will you be paid? Who can join? What is the purpose?
These are just a few questions. There are dozens more. You need to carefully consider every aspect of what you are about to do. Especially if you are going to make it public, and have others participate.