The Austin Bloggers (austinbloggers.org) website was created in February 2003, at a time when interest in personal publishing via weblog was growing.
You can read about the early history of the site here.
In early July 2015, the austinbloggers.org website was still operating, but it had fallen largely out of use. I needed to migrate to a new data center, and there wasn't justification to migrate the now moribund Austin Bloggers portal.
I did run a survey at the time, but the results indicated that nearly the entire Austin Blogging crew had moved on. Blogging as an outlet for personal and creative publishing had largely ceased.
And so too has the Austin Bloggers portal.Courtney Rosenthal