And so it begins
By bobd on Nov 20, 2005
I don't get why people would want to spend time reading them, and I don't get why most people write them. I'm a busy guy, and I spend too much time on the computer and not enough time with my friends and family. I assume that's true for just about everyone. So why read a blog? Why not have a pint with a buddy instead, or take a kid to the park? Unless you're looking for some specific information, of course - that's the beauty of the Internet. So it seems to me that blogs should keep the fluff at a minimum, and the content at a maximum, so people can find the stuff they care about.
I do like the idea of being able to disseminate information that could be valuable to others in a quick and efficient manner, without wasting a bunch of their time (or, frankly, mine), and that's what's finally motivated me to start a blog. So here are my promises to anybody reading my blog:
- I will not fill my blog with a bunch of personal trivia which can't possibly be of interest to strangers. These initial entries will be my only personal blog entries. If you want to chat, ring me up and take me out for a beer, and let's get away from computers and socialize.
- I will not fill my blogs with a bunch of cutesy BS.
- I will only blog when I have something useful to say. Mostly this will be about Sun Ray, the product I work on and which I find, frankly, life altering. Until you use it, you probably won't get it. Once you've used it on a properly provisioned and configured server you probably won't want to use anything else.