Happy New Year 2008

New Year 2008I wish you a happy new year.

My fellow bloggers Matt at Webmaster- Source and Michael at Pro Blog Design reviewed their year 2007, including a list of their best articles. Since I’m new to this business and my plans didn’t turn out like intended I will hold it a bit like Slevi while doing some kind of review.

What happened 2007?

In the first few months of the year I decided to re-do my website and it got a design close to this one. However, after playing with „AJAX“ and doing other „fancy“ things with my website I decided to start an own blog and trying to become a problogger, if possible.

So I got my own blog. That was on April the 22nd. You can read the start article here, please excuse the lack of professionalism as it was my first blog post ever. After writing some more articles I happened to stumbleupon to either a post at ProBlogDesign or Webmaster-Source. I don’t remember exactly where it was, or do I remember the article. Anyway, the article made me review my blogging style.

The quality of my articles was…uh…ok, yet the environment didn’t fit. I then made an own design instead of using the (although modified) standard wordpress design.
Another article made crop the categories and doing some other tweaks. I also installed some plugins and some more work made the current design of my blog.

Now as the look was professional I needed to work on the content. I believe the categories I chose are ok, but then real life went bad on me. It turned out that I had almost no time at the end and my last professional article is dated September 15th. You can find it under the title „Useful Tools for validating HTML, CSS and Accessibility„.
What will 2008 bring?

Yo, what’s up man? – Not much…

Yet another week passed with this blog being very quiet. So let me explain why I was so lazy had no time to write any kind of article.

Vacation

Happy Holidays…

…or vacations, which ever word you prefer.

This week I had vacations and I tried to enjoy them. I didn’t really succeed, but I didn’t fail either:
Originally I intended to stay away from the computer as much as possible, just to get some distance and to prove once more that I’m not computer or gaming addicted. At the end it turned out that I spent some time at the computer, mainly playing World of Warcraft and working on the homepage of Thorsten Kramer.

My vacations also helped to come up with some more ideas for articles, so stay tuned for them.

That’s all for now, I need to write some articles, if you excuse me…

Wait!

I almost forgot something:

Matt at Webmaster-Source announced that there will be a Webmaster-Source Podcast coming soon. He is currently looking for a title for said podcast and he is looking for a blogger willing to give an interview through Skype (or talk about some blogging-related subject). So have a look, maybe you are the one with the perfect name for the podcast…or you are one of those „on-air“ with the podcast. (Yes, I told him I would be up for it.)

As I’m already talking about Webmaster-Source: Thanks, Matt, for having my blog on his list of „The Coolest Web Designs On The Planet„!