Thursday, August 21, 2008

One Hundred Posts at Systems-Overload

Neukirchen, Austria taken in August 2006

I’m pleased to announce that the post that I did recently about interviewing your parents marked the 100th post for Systems-Overload! I reached that milestone at the DC Heron Family blog back in June, after blogging for around a year and eight months, with Systems-Overload this milestone has been reached in around 11 months.

While I was very proud about reaching the 100 post milestone at DC Heron Family blog, I’m that much more excited about reaching this milestone with Systems-Overload because most of the posts have been about sharing things that I have learned, something that I’m very big on.

I started the Systems-Overload blog in September 2007, so I’m fast approaching the one year mark. I had thought that I was starting to write about some things that didn’t really fit into the family blog, so I decided to start a new blog. I’ve tried to focus on being more productive, GTD (Getting Things Done), family, parenting, technology, web 2.0, social networking, photography, and health.

Being a writer was one of those early childhood dreams of things that I wanted to be when I grew up that has kind of stuck with me. In One Year of Blogging, making that occasion at the family blog, I briefly discussed some of my motivation about blogging. Writing something is often rewarding, going from an idea in your mind to having something fleshed out on a piece of paper or in your computer and the internet is rewarding, because although it often takes time to do this, there is something tangible that you have to show at the end. It is also satisfying when someone else can read what you wrote and get your point, or better yet, is inspired.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers. Whether you’re a subscriber, regular reader, or only just passing through, I appreciate that you have been here! Comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. Whenever something is written there is always more ways that it could have been said or more things that could have been said and sometimes you might have valuable input to add, you might have a different perspective not represented in the piece, or maybe you have connected with it on a personal level and would like to share this. It is also nice to hear if we’re on or off track, if you found a post informative, or if there is another subject or point that you would like to see written about here. I have sometimes looked at some of the bigger blogs which have built up a loyal and active readership and been envious. I have seen posts where there are over one hundred comments and in some cases this is a normal occurrence for those blogs, and thought that it would be nice to achieve that here as well. So please let me know what you think. Don’t be afraid to tell friends, associates, and anyone that you think might be able to use anything that is written here. If you like what you’ve read, why not subscribe via email or your RSS reader of choice. I’d also appreciate it if you shared any ideas for reaching more readers. Please share our posts on , Digg, StumbleUpon, or any other social bookmarking or networking site.

Here at Systems-Overload, we’re a one person show. To those people unfamiliar with blogging, you might not be familiar with all that really goes into running a blog. Obviously there is the writing and research that is often necessary, but there is an awful lot of things that I have learned along the way. I’m not a trained programmer or designer, so there are all those things necessary to make the blog look the way that it does, which often means playing around with code to get it right or looking for code to do things that I want to happen within the blog. In addition, I’ve done various things to network and get Systems Overload known to the public; I am the Public Relations and Advertising departments. Because I have a full-time job and family, I don’t have the time to devote to the blog that I would always like, but I make due with the time and energy that I do have at my disposal. Life does go on and often not as planned.

Looking ahead I’m planning post…

· Commemorating our one year anniversary

· 2008 Blog Action Day

· Along with the normal posts that you read here.

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