I'm not sure where to post this, so when you reply, please let me know the best forum you think questions like this should be placed in. I would assume one of the Server-side forums...

I have a website here. I do not want to incorporate Wordpress into this site. I simply want to create a blog on my site, which is HTML5 based. It's also responsive. I see a lot of blog software out there and other 3rd party sites such as Blogger, etc.

Where do I start? There must have been blogs before the invention of Wordpress. How was it done?

I'm an experienced front end developer, but I'm having trouble researching this aspect of it.