Boy, has it been a while since I posted here! Think it’s time to revisit my personal development aspirations.
Looking Back on Years of Blogging
It seems I posted most of the Personal Development blog content got posted in just three years: 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Looking back, I realise these were the years of both searching and tremendous growth for me. I made a big career jump, my daughter was born in 2006 and average sleep time I’ve been getting was consisently under 5h per night. Did wonders to my blogging productivity, not just here but also on my technical blogs – Solaris Blog, Unix Tutorial , Perfect Blogger and Desktop Virtualization.
Having found my next career challenge in mid 2010, I’ve been so busy that the habit of daily (or even monthly!) blogging went away. Planned like a brief pause in my blogging routine, this became a break of almost 10 years!
A lot has happened since 2010! I lived and worked in Zurich, Switzerland for a couple of years and this changed my approach to work and life balance in a big way. It’s amazing how people manage to stay with just one or two employes for most of their working life in Switzerland – taking month-long (unpaid!) holidays and living very active lives.
I came back to Dublin in 2014 and started my own technical consultancy – Tech Stack Solutions. I mostly work as a technical consultant these days. In 2015 my son was born and this has taken things to a whole new level, consistently keeping my beloved wife and myself busy, sleelpess and entertained by his energy and curiosity.
Since 2018 I’ve been focusing on my Unix Tutorial blog – I even started Unix Tutorial group on Facebook and it’s slowly but steadly growing. Think I want to spend more time and energy sharing basics and teaching beginners, consulting and coaching.
Discovering Blogging Again
Busy as I am these days, I miss writing my thoughts down. That’s why I’ve been slowly getting back to blogging in the past year.
I have spent 2018 reviewing technical blogs and centralising focus on the Unix Tutorial blog. I’d like to begin 2019 by reviewing this blog. It’s a very strange feeling – reading so much of the views and thoughts of my younger self, almost feels like meeting an old friend and catching up! So glad I took the time and energy to write back then!
As you may know, I started another website in 2017: www.GlebReys.com. Rather than starting blogs on my hobbies like running, climbing, photography and reading, I decided to share thoughts on them on just one website – so that’s how the Gleb Reys website was born.
Will 2019 be action packed? I’m sure. Is this going to be immediately reflected in blogging across all websites? I don’t know. Unix Tutorial will be the primary focus and so far it’s been fun – I even enjoy posting daily.
Just wanted to take the time and start taking stock. It’s fun!