Why another blog?

I’m neither the smartest nor the fastest. So what can I add to the interwebs? Why should anyone care what I have to say or whether or not I solved that problem in that way with that thing?

My writing skills are questionable. I’m not really very funny. I have a few sharp tools in the shed, but it’s anybody’s guess whether I’m one of them at any given moment.

All that being said, I have been working as a Systems Integrator, Database Administrator and Software Engineer for almost 20 years. In that time I’ve solved so many problems and synthesized so many innovations that I cannot remember even a small fraction. I’m middle-aged, and plan on continuing this work for the rest of my life, which means (if past performance is any indication) that I’ll be creating solutions for many decades to come.

I’ve also had several people ask me in the last month or so whether or not I have a blog, and when I responded negatory, each and every one asked me “Why not?” (That’s not entirely true – one person asked me who would care if I did).

The conclusion I’ve come to is that I care. There, I said it… I care whether or not I have a blog. I believe it’s time for me to start giving back to all those folks out there who, for whatever reason, gave me free information – often information that I used to complete a job or assignment for which I was being paid handsomely. Truly, I am grateful for all those blogs and posts and comments that have been my education these last many years.

I’m going to blog because it’s a substantive way I can give back.

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