Well the time has come again; Time to start a new blog - found here.
When I got into blogs I initially thought, “Wow, that's cool. I'll build my own.” That worked ok, it was simple enough. Then I looked closely at an early dasBlog and thought “Boy, there's a lot of work someone has already done and is it offering it up for free use.” Not too mention implementing Trackbacks and such things that I wasn't even thoroughly understanding. So I setup a local installation of dasBlog.
Things were running smoothly for a bit, until one day I somehow lost my XML Storage files and my blog was blank. (This was a bit ago, so I'm sure any error on my part or dasBlog has been resolved). So I grabbed the current version of .Text and tried out a local installation. Very nice, dasBlog and .Text seemed like cousins, different but similiar and can play nice together.
Then recently I decided I had something to say again, or wanted to have something to say. I shot an email to Scott Watermasysk, and he thankfully setup on account for me on weblogs.asp.net. This was good, I had been included in a vibrant active community.
Very quickly I came down with another disease, LonghornFixation (I won't add this one to the wikipedia...yet). So I asked Robert McLaws to setup a LonghornBlogs.com blog for me. Which is great and now I have a blog I have actually started filling with content.
But then I was recently linked to by...hmm, someone in the weblogs.asp.net main feed. Its so active now I can't search back on it. So someone linked to dasBlog.com; Free Installation & Hosting Of Your Blog. Nice and one of the best features - crossposting. So now I have one blog, kindly hosted by newtelligence and their sponsors, where I can comfortably talk about whatever and when I have something related to ASP.NET or Longhorn I can push it out to the respective channels.
Awesome work done by a lot of people to help foster the developer community. Now I just need to give back and supply worthy content. Oh, and of course, avoid another case of BlogApathy...
And here it is.