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Blog Post #415

Today I thought I’d take a break from talking about soldering materials for a minute to reflect on how we arrived at Blog Post #415.

Back in 2007 I was asked to try out blogging. I was given free rein to discuss whatever related to soldering. Since then, almost everything about blogging has changed for me. We use different software now, I write about different subjects now, and I have noticed my style has changed quite a bit over the years. Older posts were mostly short, abstract, and open-ended. As years passed it became clear that you, the audience, wanted more technical details and links to additional information.

I’ve been really lucky: blogging has surprised me many times in the last 5 years. There have been so many interesting people that I’ve had a chance to meet and work with. There have been perks too - once I received a video camera for writing some guest posts, and, a few times, I have been offered products to review. To top it all I met the love of my life because of blogging; someday I’ll find the words to share that story. In all, I’m glad I was asked to blog for Indium Corporation, it has been one of the best parts of my career, so far.

By the way, the picture I included has nothing to do with the post – because I’m feeling frivolous today. It’s a picture of me snowboarding, which is an activity I’ve vowed to not do on my birthday (which happens to be today). Maybe tomorrow though…

 

~Jim