Today is my blog’s 1st blogiversary, Yay!
On December 19, 2008 I made my first blog post ever, and the crappiest one too in my opinion. That was because at that time I had no idea what I should write about. I knew it had to do something with virtualization, but no particular subject entered my mind at that time. Now 1 year after I guess I found my twist and have lots of subjects I want to write about.
Before I started blogging myself I used to read other virtualization blogs frequently and learned something new almost everyday. At that time it came across my mind for the first time that I should start a blog of my own, but in the end it was Gabe from Gabe’s VirtualWorld who finally pushed me across that line and encouraged me to start blogging. Therefore special thanks go out to Gabrie van Zanten (Blog – Twitter) for helping me out with a lot of WordPress stuff and introducing me into the community and Brent Ozar (Blog – Twitter) for writing a series of excellent articles on how to start a blog of your own. Brent’s articles were a really great help to me.
In my first year I wrote 47 posts, which is almost one every week and gathered 135 comments, which brings the average comments/post to 2.8. Although these figures are nothing compared to other great virtualization blogs around, I’m very happy with these results for my first year.
My top 5 posts are:
- ESX Memory Management – Part 1
- ESX Memory Management – Part 3
- New VMware Certifications
- ESX Memory Management – Part 2
- HOW-TO: Recover from failed Storage VMotion
In my first year as a blogger I learned a lot of new things. First of all blogging in English really polished my English, both written and spoken. It’s so much easier for me now to find the right words and expressions whenever I need to conversate in English. I also experienced the effort needed to write a decent blog post and this made me respect other bloggers even more than I already did. On the other hand my technical skills grew as well, because you need to do a more thorough investigation on the subject you are writing about. I really like all those experiences and I’m looking forward to a new year of blogging.
From this point nothing else remains me than to thank my subscribers and other occasional readers for taking the time to read my posts, leave comments and especially returning to my blog time after time.
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