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. Iâ€™ve been using a number of blogging tools (Blogger, WordPress.com, MSN Spaces) with differing results. Iâ€™ve come to the conclusion that Blogger.com currently was the most flexible, WordPress.com the most powerful, and MSN Spaces – wellâ€¦ oh my, look at the time.
So after a lot of research, learning new technologies, blogging, thinking, and figuring costs and such, Iâ€™ve set up shop here at www.rickmahn.com. Iâ€™ll be here mostly every day posting on things that I find interesting, interacting in the blogosphere, commenting on othersâ€™ posts and so on.
So, come on back from time to time and check out what Iâ€™m doing – drop a line and let me know whatâ€™s good and whatâ€™s bad. See ya round the â€˜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!