I have been blogging for almost 7 years now. Recently I reached a very important milestone for my blog. I completed over 2500 blog posts as well have been receiving consistently over 2 Million Views every month. It has been a fantastic ride and I am planning to continue contributing to blog and community. However, just like everything else the blog was in need of the fresh look for a long time.
I recently updated entire theme of SQLAuthority.com and have given clear fresh look to it. Here are few of the details of enhancements:
- Changed width from 600 px to 840 px
- Changed theme which is responsive and mobile friendly
- Increased font size and changed background color
- Increased space between lines as well cleaned up overall theme
- Cleaned up right side banner
- Bigger images for community initiatives
- Added new page of Video Courses
- Changed the header of the blog with new heading
Well, if you are reading this blog post in email, you will be not able to see any changes over here. I suggest you check the http://blog.sqlauthority.com in a regular browser.
Here is another news!
I enjoy writing on blog and I will continue to write the blog as long as I can write. However, earlier this year, I have done a year long experiment of video blogging. I blogged about SQL Server in Sixty Seconds. The series I have put on YouTube and it has been extremely successful series. You can see SQL in Sixty Seconds Series over here. The series is extremely successful as lots of people are asking me to produce more video content. I promise that I will continue to do build the SQL in Sixty Seconds episodes.
Till today I have so far created six Pluralsight Video. I am extremely happy that I have built online courses. Blog has its own place and and video learning has its own place. Technology is such that it is very difficult to convey sometimes in text mode. Building video is fun and it is scalable as well.
I plan to build a few more interesting video courses in near future. Here are few of the existing courses which I have build for Pluralsight.
SQL Server Performance: Introduction to Query Tuning
SQL Server Performance: Indexing Basics
SQL Server Questions and Answers
Building a Successful Blog
Introduction to ColdFusion
You will have to login into Pluralsight portal to watch the courses. You can watch the courses for free by signing up for a free trial. Do let me know which one of the above is your favorite course.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)