Getting Back on the Blogging Horse

horseI don't want this to turn into a daft post about new year's resolutions but its probably going to feel a bit like that when I've finished writing it. For that you have my apologies.

2012 was a roller coaster year for me. I spent nearly half of it out of the country and gave myself a little too much to my day job in the later months. The net result was that I did not do some of the things that I set out to do: I didn't write as many blog articles as I had planned to; I didn't update or obtain the certifications that I wanted to do; I didn't give back to the VMware virtualisation community all that I wanted to; I didn't spend enough time on the technologies, projects and tasks that most interest me.

Don't misunderstand, it was still a good ride but I'm taking steps to redress the balance now and I expect 2013 to be different. For starters, I am filling my spare time with some VCAP5 preparation and I'm going to be covering which materials I have been using soon. I actually had the opportunity last year to sit the VCAP5-DCA beta exam but I cancelled my booking to prioritise a prickly situation in my day job.
I also have some more content on the way for this blog, some of which I started on months ago but never got around to posting. In part this came down to the work balance challenge that I've had but also a tendency that I developed to try and write things in one go rather than just banging out a draft and allowing myself to edit later. The latter method is more likely to produce a published blog post based on my experience.

As I predicted, I'm heading into resolution territory – sorry about that. Perhaps an un-resolution (see Simon Seagrave's post about those for more detail) would be more appropriate! Anyway, I'm back on the blogging horse now.