It’s been a year

It’s been about a year since
I first
started blogging
. At first, I wasn’t sure if I should do it because I
couldn’t think of what to blog about and
didn’t think I’d have anything interesting to say
. I remember asking
Andy Pennell,
Steve Steiner, and
Gregg Miskelly if I should start a
blog and they encouraged me to. In retrospect, it’s been great and my blog-todo
list is about 40 entries deep (with some of them listed
I’ve enjoyed writing about these topics. I think Microsoft’s overall blogging
activity is really wonderful, and I’m glad to be part of that.

Some of the things I specifically enjoyed are:

1) Building up large database of blog entries. It’s great to be able to tell
people "I have a detailed answer to your question on my blog". I think at this
point, it’s actually saving me time.

2) Adding links. For whatever reason, I get a real kick out of being able to add
useful hyperlinks to my blog entries. 

3) I Actually feel like I’m providing useful information to customers.

4) My entries have good rankings in + google queries for related
topics. That tells me that I’m hitting the area.

Some stats: total blog entries: 129 (not including this one).

I’ve found it interesting which entries people like and don’t like. FWIW, here are my 10 most popular blog entries based on web hits:

1 Managed Debugger Sample Thursday, September 30, 2004 3:20 PM 12934
2 Winforms gui on top of Managed debugger sample. Thursday, November 11, 2004 4:08 PM 11056
3 Source for a C# compiler written in pure C#. Sunday, February 06, 2005 9:52 PM 9175
4 What’s new in v2.0 CLR Debugging (ICorDebug)? Tuesday, January 04, 2005 8:36 PM 6000
5 Tool to allow inline IL in C# / VB.Net Monday, February 21, 2005 11:29 PM 5685
6 Debugging IL Sunday, October 03, 2004 3:36 AM 5385
7 Source is available for MDbg Winforms GUI! Friday, February 04, 2005 7:50 PM 5147
8 We need your feedback on the fate of Cordbg.exe Wednesday, October 06, 2004 1:18 AM 4528
9 Finding where unmanaged exceptions came from Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:35 PM 4358
10 ICorDebug, Edit-and-Continue, and C#  Sunday, October 17, 2004 12:31 AM 3459
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