Wednesday, December 16, 2020

2,000 Blog Posts for IT Professionals!


This is my 2,000th blog post on the Small Biz Thoughts Blog.

This blog was launched in February 2006, thanks to Susan Bradley. I don't think Susan actually knows that.

Way back in 2005 (October), I attended SMB Nation in Seattle and met Susan. She was wearing a shirt that said, "I'm blogging this." I didn't let on, but my brain was asking, "What's blogging?"

Well, shortly after that, I noticed that every time I Googled anything remotely related to Small Business Server, there was a link to the SBS Diva blog - Susan's blog. So I began to think . . . what other blogs are out there?

I found that there were LOTS of technical and how-to blogs. But within our industry, I didn't find any business-focused blogs. So I decided to start this blog, focused on helping IT consultants to be better at the business side of business.

So here we are 110 months later. That's just over eighteen posts per month!

From this blog, I ended up writing Managed Services in a Month, Cloud Services in a Month, and many other projects. Thanks to you and all my readers, I've managed to make my way around the world a few times, meeting people, holding events, and speaking at various conferences and gatherings.

I can't brag about having many good traits. But there's one thing I tend to do: If something works, I keep it alive. I like to write, so I can't say that writing this blog has been difficult. But it does take some effort. And when I look back . . . I've averaged more than 100 blog posts per year.

I don't see any reason why that will change in 2021.

Thank you all for your support. It has been a pleasure interacting with you on this blog and helping the broader IT community to grow!

If you're not a subscribers, now's a good time. Just sayin.

(BTW, Susan is still super active, writing for AskWoody, doing weekly patch updates, and is often featured in Computerworld. See I'm honored to count her as one of my long-time friends in this industry.)


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