Wow, it is hard to believe it has been nine years since my first post. This is the 660th post!
When I started my blog, I was just back from a sabbatical in Australia, living in a rented basement. Now I’m a family man with a house. When I started, I was a contractor, happy to get $40/hr to do development, tracking time and invoicing using MS word docs. Now I use google docs for almost everything, am an employee, and manage a department.
The benefits of blogging keep me going. I encourage everyone I meet to start a blog, because I think the act of writing forces you to crystallize your thoughts. It has certainly crystallized mine. I also enjoy the historical record, much like a public journal, and the projects I can look back on. Plus, it is fun to occasionally hear someone say ‘I ran across a post you wrote’.
My blog has been much more about broadcast than conversation. I think that’s because it varies in content, and in quality, and in timeliness. The couple of posts that have blown up were due to them turning into forums on a controversial topic (Yahoo Mail problems, Skadate review). But I’m OK with that.
I wish I had twice the time to write, but am happy that I’ve had the time I’ve had.
Thanks for reading!