This blog is a very special one for me. It is the hundredth since I started the MyFMW blog in December 2010. In 7 years and a view months writing 100 blogs brings an average of 1.14 per month. Of the 100, however, there were 43 in 2017, and the last 9 (including this one) is from 2018. So the average does not say that much.
The hundredth blog is a moment for me to look back on the past 7 years as a ‘blogger’. A lot has changed in those years. For many, blogging has now been replaced by vlogging. I also made a single attempt last year, but I did not like it that very much. But who knows, there will be a renewed attempt in 2018.
Also a question that I want to answer for myself: why do I actually blog?
I do not immediately have the illusion that my blog is extremely popular, so I do not have to do it for an audience. It will probably bring some recognition within the community, but that is what it is. But what then is the reason that I continue with it … ???
That is actually very simple. I really love learning new things, finding out how something works, exploring the limits of the possibilities, and so on. By writing down my findings, I do not forget them, and by setting goals I want to achieve, I remain motivated to continue during the tough moments. Conclusion is actually that I am just very selfish by writing for myself.
This has been the case for years, but strangely enough that has been changing lately. I am not just concerned anymore that I want to record my findings so that I do not forget them. I would also like to record a beating story from beginning to end and not just write standalone pieces. This is reflected in my BAM and PCS blogs. Although I do not know if it will ever come of it, but in line of this development I do not exclude that I will write a book someday.
First some summarised numbers
|Year||# Posts||Primary focus|
|2012||11||Email and ADF TaskForms|
|2013||14||Are You The Smartest|
|2015||6||PCS and SOA Suite 12.2.1|
|2017||43||BAM and PCS|