I first heard of IndieWeb in late 2014 or early 2015 on one of Leo Laporte’s podcasts: Ben Werdmüller and Erin Jo Richey were the guests and presented the then-newly-launched Known platform. Kevin Marks was also there, and I believe it was his pitch that had me sold on the whole concept. By the end of April 2015 I had a Known site, then started self-hosting when the hosted version got abandoned, and then it all continued downhill to the point where I now have migrated to a static site, prototyped IndieWeb-glue, and am planning to write my own webmention endpoint. I’ve been blogging on and off since 2003, and almost all of it is on my site now (I lost about a year worth of posts during all the migrations).
During the 2020 lockdowns I discovered the Russian-speaking Indieweb community and we did an online HWC meeting that was my first (and only, so far) “in-person” IndieWeb community experience. At the moment, I’m having a very extensive “life happens” period but I’m very much looking forward to more community interaction once I have more time on my hands.