So, I was doing some research trying to figure out which blogs have implemented the gadget I put together for my Community Megaphone website, so that when I have the time to rearchitect the gadget (hopefully soon, as it could definitely use a refresh), I can notify the site owners of the updated version. Anyway, as part of that process, I ran across my pre-Microsoft blog, over on weblogs.asp.net, and it turns out that I’ve been blogging for over 10 years…wow!
The bummer is, I completely missed my 10 year anniversary of blogging. So I’ll celebrate it belatedly today!
My first blog post ever was on February 22nd, 2003:
So many things have changed in that 10 years. My first child was born less than two months later, and another in 2008. At the time I started blogging, I was still actively writing books, but eventually moved away from that (perhaps in part because blogging let me scratch the writing itch without the pain of the book writing process). I joined Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist (now Technical Evangelist) about a year and a half later.
One thing that hasn’t changed is having my wife’s support and love, which is absolutely one of the most important things in my life.
I am so blessed to have my family, and all the career opportunities I’ve had, not to mention the great people I’ve encountered in both the local and national .NET communities.
I am thankful for each and every person who’s taken the time to read something I’ve posted, and I’m looking forward to the next 10 years of blogging, wherever they may lead.