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October 18, 2005

People do read this weblog!

Over the past 6 months I have been amazed at how many times this weblog has come up in conversation. It seems to happen a lot in meetings at Tufts, many folks know I blog and either read along or just know me as "the person to look at when I mention the word blog".

Just yesterday I was at a meeting that included some discussion of the disaster recovery plan and my blog post about the meeting I went to with the consultants (comparing it to Office Space) was mentioned. That post was from May 2004, over a year ago. I couldn't remember what I had said, and got what I think was a nervous look from my boss. After a review, I don't think there's anything to be worried about.

As equally suprising are the times when I've been at various conferences and am approached by people who stumbled into this weblog for any number of reasons and got caught up in reading more than they were looking for and now know details about me that I guess I never thought would be looked at.

The honest truth is that I still think of this weblog as a place that I keep track of things I'm doing, find interesting, or might want to remember down the road. I write as if someone might read, but operate under the "nobody in their right mind would find this stuff interesting."

So to those who do read, thanks. My writing frequency goes in waves, and fluxuates between a wide range of topics. If you are ever interested in suggesting a topic I should post on, or a follow-up to a post that I've forgotten to provide closure for, please don't hesitate to write or post a comment.

Posted by mike at October 18, 2005 8:29 AM