I had intention of startingÂ thisÂ blog around January of this year but due to laziness, procastination or whatever reasonÂ I finally did not do it until the end of April. All I had to do was just sit down for couple of hours, understand wordpressÂ installation procedure and with half a day’s effort my blog is up and running with 3 articles already on it. Yes I seeded the blog with three articles all in one sitting. Here are the first three blogs…
How Do You DrillÂ , Adam JokeÂ (I think this one got me de-listed from Oracle Blogs NetworkÂ ), Funny way to look at BIÂ , after completing the articles at 3:00 am early in the morning I fired up an email to our BI group in Oracle inviting everyone who wished to join and start writing about the cool stuff they are expert in.
The main reason I started this blog was to get a consultant’s perspective on BI implementations, ofcourse there are lot of experts blogging at the Oracle blog network and outside but I haven’t seen anybody from Oracle Corporation’s consulting practice so I thought this is a good begining and sent out an email to everybody in our group including my boss Richard Solari,Â after that I wound up andÂ went to bed.
Upon checking the emails in the morning, the first thing I see is my boss Richard Solari applauding my effort and writes some cool things, this indeed cleared the doubt (You know fear of looking stupid in front of everybody) that I did not do the wrong thing byÂ broadcasting it to everybody 😉
Fast forward to this day and this blog now has some 20 users, few active and total of around 87 posts. I think this blog is one of the right decisions I made. There are lot of benefits it hasÂ provided me
- Free outlet toÂ write whatever I want (This could have been the reasonÂ that backfired and go meÂ delisted fromÂ Oracle Blogs)Â
- Improved Writing skills ( what? am i writing better SQL now?)
- Become more creative (using more of my left brain, hold on… which one is it.. right or left?)
- Stopped watching TV (instead developedÂ habit of checking my webstats)
- I have a cool email signature now ;-)Â (no..no. not my fingerprint but this blog url)
- Building a bigger network
So I thank everyone for stopping by and all those who thought that I am worth linking to. Here is the list of people who were generous to link and send me the initial traffic (oneÂ important fodder for a blogger)
I hope this blog continues to provide value and hence I can see more of the inner value in it. Recently I added adsense in order to support the hosting cost and the website bandwidth that is going to increase as time goes by.
So starting this blog is a very good strategic move even though it has begun to assume a life of its own and trying to compete with my 7 month old sonÂ for my attention 🙂