LP on .NET

January 2, 2012

Why I Blog — 2012

Filed under: .NET,blogging,C# — Larry Parker @ 6:57 pm

I’d like to wish the readers of my blog a very happy New Year and much success in 2012.

I thought I’d take a few minutes to reflect on why I blog.  After all, I don’t get paid for it.  I haven’t written any books, I don’t speak at conferences, and blogging is not part of my job.  Actually, I’m pretty much a no-name in the industry.  Just another C# coder swimming in the vast sea of technological talent. 

So why do it?

Well… it’s because I like it.

Actually, I like programming more, but when I come across something really challenging at work and solve it, or when I learn about a new technique that I find really useful, I find that writing about it enhances my understanding of the subject.

So maybe blogging is a selfish thing.  🙂

But actually, I truly appreciate when someone teaches me something new that helps me in my job (whether it be a colleague, an author of a book, or another blogger) and I find it rewarding when I publish a blog post and someone learns something from it, solves a problem, etc.  And it’s even more rewarding when someone leaves me a note to thank me.

So maybe that’s another selfish aspect of blogging.  I like being thanked for helping someone out. 😉

Anyway, enough reflections on blogging and my place in the blogosphere.  If you’ve read this far, I hope you like my blog and you’ve found my posts to be useful.  I can’t promise to post every week (it’s tough with a day job), but I hope to continue enough to keep this blog useful and enjoyable for both you and me.

Have a great 2012!!!


September 3, 2009

Almost 1000 Hits!

Filed under: .NET,blogging,C#,Software Development — Larry Parker @ 11:49 pm

I was going to wait until I got 1000 hits on my blog, but then I thought it might be more nostalgic to take a screenshot while it was still in triple digits.  So here it is:


Next stop 1000, and thanks for reading!!  🙂

July 26, 2007

Pro WF Book

Filed under: .NET,blogging,technology,WF — Larry Parker @ 12:32 am

Here’s a plug for a book on .NET 3.0 Windows Workflow Foundation, written by a colleague of mine.  It’s called Pro WF, by Bruce Bukovics, and is very well written.  You can read my review on Amazon here.

Bruce discusses more about WF, and .NET in general, on his blog.  Maybe he’ll reference my blog about his blog, and we’ll have a circular reference.  I wonder if that will cause any problems with some search engines.

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