When I began blogging for Indium Corporation, I was unsure what value I could really add for our readers. Sure I could discuss technical topics, but what hasn’t been explained yet?
It’s been over 5 years now, and I still see the effects of blogging in unexpected places. Aside from calls and emails from readers (which I enjoy), a while back I found a paper from Duke University that used an image created for this blog to explain spin coating. That was the point where it really hit me, that some of this content is being used to help readers. That is a really good feeling!
Recently I have been working with a reader who commented on a blog post, asking for some technical advice. It is an interesting application, he is modding and overclocking desktop and laptop computers. It’s great to see the excitement of individuals learning more about the technology that is available, and discovering ways to improve the products that are available on the market today.
All in all, blogging has been a total success so far. It has helped me learn as much as I have used it to teach, and I have had a chance to meet some really cool people because of blogging. If you’re reading this, feel free to send me an email – even if it is just to say "hello". I am grateful to have readers like you!