RickMahn-Logo Yep, two years ago today I posted my first post here on RickMahn.com.  Friends and coworkers thought it was a tad self-centered at the time, and I did feel a little uncomfortable launching a blog with my name.  However, starting my third year with this site, I think the content I generate (when I’m productive 😉 ), fits more than just my own needs.  The experience working on my own personal brand and career allows me to share what I learn, and meet many, many more interesting and knowledgeable people.

So, my first post was on February 17th, 2006 where I said hello:

Welcome to the culmination of my blogging efforts for the past year.  RickMahn.com is the place where I will talk about daily events in the technology space and blogosphere.  About work, a little about life, and sprinkled with a few rants on occasion.

The reason for starting a new blog is both simple and complex.  I’ve been using a number of blogging tools (Blogger, WordPress.com, MSN Spaces) with differing results.  I’ve come to the conclusion that Blogger.com currently was the most flexible, WordPress.com the most powerful, and MSN Spaces – well… oh my, look at the time.

So after a lot of research, learning new technologies, blogging, thinking, and figuring costs and such, I’ve set up shop here at www.rickmahn.com.  I’ll be here mostly every day posting on things that I find interesting, interacting in the blogosphere, commenting on others’ posts and so on.

So, come on back from time to time and check out what I’m doing – drop a line and let me know what’s good and what’s bad.  See ya round the ‘net!


So, that’s a quick look back to the beginning of my personal blog, though I did start blogging a little over a year earlier in December of 2004 with a MSN Spaces blog.  Learned a lot since then! 😛

I’d like to take a minute and thank everyone who continues to stop by.  I plan on keeping relevant content on social media, personal branding, some technology stuff, and a few selfish posts on what makes me happy.  Cheers folks and onward into year three!

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