Today I complete my 15th year of blogging at SQLAuthority.com. Additionally, today’s blog is the 5547th blog. I am truly honoured that many are reading my blog after 15 years.
Initial Vision (15 years ago)
When I started this blog 15 years ago, I was very new to writing and blogging. As the matter of fact, I started this blog as a personal bookmark or a diary. I was writing new stuff as I discovered them and kept on compiling them in one place. I was not aware of the search engine or any such discovery tool. I never thought anyone will ever read what I have to write on the blog.
However, I am overwhelmed with all the support and love I have received all these years. It was a fabulous journey and one of the most rewarding ever for my professional and personal growth.
My Experiment of Last Year
Till last November 1st, I was blogging every single day. However, last year I changed my blogging frequency to 5 days a week, taking weekends blog free. It was an experiment and I wanted to see how my users react to it. I spend my weekends building SQL in Sixty Second video series. The response to this series has been phenomenal.
I have built over 40 good quality SQL videos since last year and they are very well received. I got tons of comments on YouTube and a great amount of business as well.
I see lots of people started to send me emails to convert my existing blog posts to YouTube as well. I can clearly see the shift in the preference of users. DBAs and Devs want to have a visual experience of the text format. Well, I must accept the change.
Based on my 1-year experiment last year, I am changing a few things with the blog this year. Instead of 5 days a week, I will be now blogging 2 or 3 days a week. I will spend my remaining time building exclusive online content for YouTube which I will also share hear with you all.
I will be also focusing more on my newsletter and will try to send one newsletter a week. You can also subscribe to my newsletter over here.
Let me summarize how you can stay in touch with me if you want my content every single day.
- Subscribe to YouTube Channel.
- Subscribe to Newsletter.
- Keep reading SQLAuthority.com
My Dear Readers
My dear readers I would like to once again thank you for your kind support for the past 15 years and many more years to come. I am confident that you will support the blog with the same positivity as you have done in the past. Cheers to blogging and YouTubing!
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
You deserve all the accolades and praise you receive and much more. For 15 years you have been a mentor and a beacon of light to many of us, guiding us through more aspects of SQL server than most would dare to tackle. I appreciate every tip, script and insight you have shared and the concepts you have made clear. You have helped me throughout the years with your blogs and videos of which I am grateful. Looking forward to much more learning.
Live long and prosper!
Congrats on 15 years. Look forward to your new videos
I have found answers to questions many times over the years in your blog. Thank you for doing this and sharing your experiences and knowledge. I am happy that I got to meet and know you Pinal.
Coagulations for 15 years as blogger. Each and every your post helped me in my career.