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Blogiversary #2 – Climbing the Blog Ladder

Last month marked the 2 year point for my blog. At times like this I like to reflect on the past so I don’t forget it – even better to learn something from it.

Read on to hear about my last year in blogging!

Annual Recap of Blog Activity

Here’s a quick recap of my 2nd year:

Blog Promotions

I got linked a couple of times in SQL Server Central (subscribe to the email if you haven’t already). I got some big retweets from Brent Ozar, Troy Hunt, and Cory Doctorow that promoted the blog.

It turns out if you write enough that people may actually read it more. Promotions like this help me build a base of readers. I am appreciative of all the help I have received and am trying to give some back.

Why Blog?

Because blogging is a ladder.

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It is true that teaching something makes you understand it better. I enjoy writing (and I hope you enjoy reading) so I keep it up. I have increased my network and activity by writing.

Like with most topics – there is nothing new under the sun. There are very few SQL Server posts, for example, that have not already been written about. But that is not as important because it is your voice that gives it continued meaning. If people wanted to learn about tempdb or corruption they could easily read MSDN documentation. Which begs the question – why does anyone blog?

So why does anyone read a technical blog? Because everyone has a different interpretation of reality and each learns their own unique way. More voices help communication.

Every blog post gives its own unique perspective

I don’t run ads or sell anything so I don’t make any money off the blog. But I do it because I think it is a long term investment that will pay off much better than yearly hosting and domain costs.

Thanks for reading the past year. I hope you will continue to follow along for another year.

If you liked this then you might like my post from last year about blogging!

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2 thoughts on “Blogiversary #2 – Climbing the Blog Ladder

    • I’m gushing Brent! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words. You know…”If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. You may even know a few…

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