I didn’t realize something .. but since April this year, I have been blogging for a full 10 years. Not THE most important topic ever created – definitly not when Microsoft announces big new things like Microsoft 365 and such – but hey, it’s holiday-season ;-).
I still remember why I started blogging: I just received my very first MVP award for my contributions on MiBuSo .. and I wanted to do something “more” .. and give back. Mark Brummel started blogging just before me, and that seemed like a nice idea. And it had other benefits for myself as well:
I started blogging on the DynamicsUser community – which offered blog-capabilities. And it appears still to be there: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/b/waldo/ . Thanks, Erik (Ernst) for helping me to get going – and also for keeping that up!
In 2012, I turned to my own webspace. Mainly because I wanted to change the design, and wanted to have some statistics on the readers (basically I wondered if people actually were reading this trash ;-)). Control-fread that I am ..
Some fun facts & stats
In total, I have written 489 posts .. 490 including this one. From all of them, this is my first blog post, most than 10 years ago: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/b/waldo/posts/waldo-s-new-blog.
As said, I don’t have a clue on the statistics for the first five years .. I was told that I had about 700 people subscribed to the blog .. meaning they got all a mail with the blog article whenever I wrote one .. amazing:-).
Now, I do have some stats on my own wordpress site .. so here we go. For the last 5 years:
It’s been quite a journey. Thank you very much to make this journey with me, and let’s go for another 10 years? Who knows ;-).