Indium Blog

Blog Post #415

  • Indium
  • Indium Corporation
  • Solder
  • Solderability
  • Soldering Materials
  • Soldering Products

  • 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…



    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert