Testing, Testing (2017 version..)

Is this thing on?

The last thing I wrote about was my 10 year “Blogiversary”

After writing a few paragraphs marvelling at myself for writing for so long I then proceeded to not write anything for a whole year

Yay me!

So it is literally a year…today is the 11th anniversary of my first blog post.

With this landmark approaching it got me thinking into why my output is significantly different to what it was 10 years ago

It’s not that difficult though. My life is totally different to what it is was 10 years ago.

My job has totally changed. I do less front line technical work and more management work.

My family has totally changed. We had a four month old baby when I started here. I’ve now got 8 year old and 11 year old daughters!

My hobbies and interests have totally changed. Running is a thing now….

The Internet is different. Social media gives me a wide variety of places to empty my random thoughts into.

I don’t even look the same!


All of these have different demands on my time.

It would be really easy at this point to say

“I don’t have the time anymore”

That phrase is a bug bear of mine as it’s rarely totally true for most people.

What I actually mean is there are other things that are currently more important to me than writing blog posts.

These three mainly…

That’s simplifying it little but it covers most of it.

But I do miss writing here, so I’m going to get back into the habit.

The other main reason is that I’d forgotten who I was writing for.

Too many times I’d half write something then abandon it because I didn’t think anyone would be interested

That doesn’t really matter as my core audience is all that matter

Me…This is for me

If anyone else reads it then that’s great (hello!)

So lets see if I can actually make it to two posts for the next twelve months


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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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