On this day, a year ago, I launched lifeofacoder.com 2.0; my third attempt at blogging. My goal, back then, was to blog at least once every three to four weeks and share some insights about my college with anyone interested.
Then, back in June, I switched from lifeofacoder.com to kerimsatirli.com. I never really blogged about that, but the reason for the whole move was rather simple:
Names are brands and it was about time that I started working on my own brand. I like the <firstname><lastname>.com concept a lot more than <random-name>.com; mostly because I never came up with something that I was really content with as far as <random-name>.com goes.
With a <firstname><lastname>.com however, the whole thing is a lot easier. It is simple to remember and makes a lot more sense than discussing the life of a coder, especially since I am no real coder (anymore).
With the domain switch, I also decided that it was time to adjust the style of the blog and hey, what do you know, after looking through a myriad of themes, I finally found Journalist. It is clean, lean and does not take away focus from the part of the site that matters most to me: content.
In an effort to improve my language skills, I have also switched from a relatively casual style of writing to a more professional style, but the judges are still out on a verdict for this one.
That said, there are a couple of entries I would like to highlight, mostly posts about things that I found worthy to share and entries that I am proud off:
Also during the final days of December 2006, I posted my Thank you article. While I am not religious in any sense, I think it is important to remind ourselves every now and again that this is a group effort, not a solo gig.
Valentine’s Day 2007 saw a post called Here’s to you, which is my ode to a person that I care about a lot, even though I never really had the guts to show it.
During March 2007 I blogged about the perception of life and how others are able to distort it.
There are, of course, many more items that I am happy with and sometimes even proud of, but these are the ones I personally liked the most.
On very much related note, two people I value immensely are celebrating their respective birthdays today, too.
Here’s to you, Ben and Judith!