Well this year passed by with highspeed. How perception can change... I felt 2011 was a pretty long year. Our first child was born and the life of my wife and me was turned upside down. It was a lot of work, but good work! And I felt my body and brain adjusting to the demands. Time felt going by slower. Maybe I was just rushed with adrenaline for several months. This year was different. Many things happened at my job and time flew by. Most of the things were internal stuff - important for me - maybe interesting, though - but unfortunately nothing I could blog about here. Sure, I'm still deeply related to the topic SAN troubleshooting, but there was so much else to do in 2012.
So what to expect from 2013?
Well, I will still be here blogging from time to time. Hopefully a little bit more than in 2012. Let's see if that really works, because we expect our second baby to be born mids of February. So I hope for the adrenaline to kick in again. :o) There are still a lot of ideas in my mind and SAN troubleshooting is an ongoing thing. I'm here to share my experiences from my work as a SAN PFE (Product Field Engineer) in the IBM ESCC. Usually I don't get much feedback about it, but what I got was really good and I'm happy that I was able to help in a good number of situations. In 2012 the blog had about 254k hits, which I think is a good amount given my relatively small target group of SAN admins, designers and troubleshooters. Of course, I don't earn any money with ads or so :o)
But often enough in 2012 I felt it wouldn't do any harm if I'd expand my scope a little bit. So in 2013 I plan to stop restricting myself and to write a little bit more about other storage related topics as well. At the moment I'm not really sure if I will do that within this blog or if I will create a new one. I'm tending to the first choice but if you, my dear reader, have some good reasons to keep the sanblog "clean", I'll consider them, too.
Until then... Have a good start into 2013 and Happy New Year!