A New Beginning

The idea for me to start a blog is definitely not new. A dear friend and co-worker of mine, Patrick Barel, knows what I am talking about. I think I talked with him about this at least five years ago. At that time we maintained a site called OracleDeveloper.nl (which is out of service now unfortunately). On that site I was actively writing message about Oracle-related news and technologies. After doing this for a couple of years I realized that I was actually blogging. That was the first time I was thinking about starting a blog.

Thoughts about a blog were fueled again last year when I discovered WordPress. Someone I met via Twitter recommended me to check out this blogging software when I was working on a new site for my band Steem. I instantly loved it! After a lot of hard work, getting to know the software, building themes, checking out useful plugins and widgets, I finished the website in October 2009. The guitar player of my band also got very excited about WordPress and decided to start a blog called GuitarHabits.com which is about guitar playing and the lifestyle that goes with it aiming at becoming a good guitar player.

And now, almost a year later, I finally created a blog for myself! Thinking up a name was maybe the hardest task. I wanted a name that identifies me and my interests and thoughts, as a brand name if you will. Next thing to worry about was creating a theme, which took me longer than I hoped. After that it was finally time to set the whole thing up, install plugins and widgets and configure the whole thing.

Starting a blog with only this introductory post was not something I was aiming for. On my Last.fm profile I had written a couple of posts (or journals as they call them at Last.fm) with mainly concert and album reviews. Since I still like most of these posts I thought it was a good idea to breath new life into them and include them on this new blog.

That’s it for now! Enjoy your stay and hopefully I will see you again here. And if you have any thoughts or remarks you would like to share, feel free to leave a comment below this post or with one of the other posts.


6 thoughts on “A New Beginning”

  1. En nu nog een review van het U2 concert waar we heen zijn geweest.

    En vergeet je DVR niet in te stellen. Morgen komt het concert op tv.

  2. Hè theo, zo laat je vorige week nog de under construction site zien en nu ben je online! Goed bezig! Ik ga je site in de gaten houden. Keep in touch en tot snel! Gr. Koen

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