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Welcome to 2009 and 4 Years of Blogging

It's hard for me to believe it, but I've been blogging about SQL Server for over four years now.  For those of you who've been reading my blog all of these years, thank you.  And if you've commented or added a few thoughts over the years, I thank you even more!  It's hard to get up the courage and carve out the time to post in the first place, so adding a comment is always a nice validation that the blog is both being read and offering something of value.

I also want to say a special word of thanks to my friend Michele Crocket and the team at SQL Server Magazine for giving me the opportunity to blog there starting way back in December of 2004.  If you're curious, take a look at my first (rather uneventful) blog post here.  Over the years, I've written an average of two blog posts per week.  But, for some reason, my favorite blog posts have little to do with a specific SQL Server tip or piece of practical advice.  My favorite blog posts usually tend to be off-topic articles like the gathering of the first PASS board of directors, my series of posts about getting into the book writing business, and the shower that tried to kill me.

As we begin the new year, there's a lot to look forward to with many new innovations in the technology, SQL Server, that is the hub of our professional life.  Drop me a note if you think of something you'd like to see get special attention as I blog.  And, once again, thanks for reading my blog as it now enters its fifth year.


Published Thursday, January 8, 2009 7:35 AM by KKline
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Michael Corey said:


I have enjoyed your blog. When I read your latest comment here it struck home. I get tired of just writing technical content and my favorite blog items tend to be items where I have gone off topic. We have met many years ago at Smith Buckland when Pass was first starting out. Keep up the blogging.

Mike Corey

January 10, 2009 10:59 PM

aspiringgeek said:

Holy correlated wait stats!  You've only been doing this for four years?  Kevin, you've been a genuine inspiration for me, even before you started blogging.  Having recently been hired for my first full-time DBA job, I remember one Thanksgiving reading & re-reading Bare Metal Tuning ( best thing I'd ever seen with regard to SQL Server & h/w.

Now that I've started blogging, I also share your concern regarding longer or shorter, detailed or superficial, thoughtful or off-the-top-of-your-noggin.

Keep up the great work, & best wishes for more than four more years of SQL evangelism.

January 11, 2009 9:34 AM

KKline said:

Thanks so much, Mike and Jimmy!  -Kev

January 12, 2009 12:38 PM

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Kevin Kline is a well-known database industry expert, author, and speaker. Kevin is a long-time Microsoft MVP and was one of the founders of PASS,

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