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Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas is a SQL Server Professional working in the UK where he recently worked as a DBA in women's clothing, not literally he hastens to add! He is certified in SQL Server 2008, runs the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group Pass Chapter and is on the organising committee for SQL Relay. In his spare time plays the trumpet in local symphony orchestras.

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Why I blog #Meme15

I’d seen various #meme tweets on twitter but it wasn’t until I saw this blog by John Sansom (Blog|Twitter) that I had peeked through the curtains at the party going on across the street. Ironically I had planned to write a post on this very topic because of something I saw online last night, but more about that later. My reason’s for starting a blog are scarily similar to that of John’s in fact it turns out that we even read some of the same resources on how to blog about SQL Server. To summarise John’s post Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter) wrote some really inspiring content about blogging with lots of information on how to start you’re own blog, which I followed with great interest eventually leading to this very site.

For those of you that don’t know what #meme is you can read about it here where the invitation from Jason Strate (Blog|Twitter) for #Meme15 started. In this post Jason asks two questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Why do you currently blog?

Hopefully the first paragraph answers question 1, but why do I currently blog?

They say a picture says a thousand words, in order to save me typing lots and wasting valuable coffee drinking time here’s my picture:

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Hopefully this answers why I currently blog, it’s simply to help others. This comment was left on a post by Pinal Dave which can be found here. There’s some awesome content on his site and one of the most prolific bloggers I have come across.

The take away from this has to be if you like what I’m writing tell you’re friends, if you don’t blame Brent :)

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