One year of blogging

Wow! A whole year has just about flown by. I can’t believe it was already a year ago today, that I posted my first blog post, sharing my thoughts with the world wide web.

So much has happened since then. I was on two weeks leave between jobs, my kids had just had their birthdays, I was thinking about the changes in my life and where my career was heading. And at the same time, thinking, how would I be able to get more than a handfull (at best) of people to read my blog, you know that “hello, is this thing on?“, microphone test.

It wasn’t easy I’ll tell you that – anyone that thinks it’s easy to start a blog, on their own at that, is very much mistaken, especially if you don’t only intend on using it purely as a sounding board for your thoughts, but also a place people will want to come back to. A place to use as a point of reference, be it for something technical, like code or an application review or info about a hidden/hard-to-find feature but maybe just about something you too might find funny (which I hope I got right with my various posts about funny pictures, videos) and even those that brought a tear to your eye, or made you think a little deeper about something.

I can not only see by the number of posts each month (which up until a few months ago, averaged a post a day) but by the daily and weekly stats of visitors just finding my blog posts via various searches and linked posts/websites that I’ve not been giving it my all lately. I’ve tried though – but it’s tough, to find the time to juggle everything in life, and find the time to blog too. Thank you to my loyal friends who keep reading and commenting on the odd blog post or too, and to those I don’t know but do come back again and again to read my ramblings and share their thoughts too, I really do appreciate it. I now know, my voice out there, in the massively tangled  up web, is actually heard, or read – so thanks! I’ll try and keep it up and let’s look back where we are in a year from now – yup, that’s a challenge.