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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Why Do I Blog?

It's late, it's been a busy day, so why bother to spend 10 or 15 minutes at night jotting things down?

For me there are a few reasons, but the main one is that it's cathartic. I can unwind a little, let go of things, and sometimes think more clearly. When I was doing more authoring, a little writing after work helped to cement some ideas in my head, and many times gave me something to ponder or work on overnight or throughout the next day.

Taking a few minutes to write usually just makes me feel better, and better understand what's happened in my day.

Comments

Posted by Wesley Brown on 25 June 2009

The question isn't why you blog, its the volume at which you write that I find interesting. Plus, I know this isn't your only outlet. So, how much writing does your blog actually cover I wonder? Between Twitter, posting in the forums, blogging and writing articles I can imagine your keyboard must be replaced every 6 months or so :)

Posted by Steve Jones on 26 June 2009

Not every six months, but probably every year. I'm lucky in that it's a part of my job, so I have time to do it, but I get a lot of writing done.

Or maybe that's a lot of re-writing done ;)

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