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Friday, October 5, 2018

Welcome to Blogtober 2018

Well it is hard to believe it has been a whole year already since blogtober last year! For those not familiar with this, it was an initiative started by a friend of mine named Matt Heldstab.

Inside jokes aside, Matt is very active in VMUG and the community and he has been a great mentor! He encouraged me to sign up last year and I am honored to once again be a part of it this year. It is an awesome way to help the community through blog articles and to show each other what we are up to in terms of projects, problem solving and general helpful things for our environments, be it production or home labs. I always find it encouraging to hear from folks that have read my blog and it has helped them in some form.

This event has the great benefit of also being highly promoted by VMware, VMTN, VMUG, and the vCommunity at large so the blog gets great exposure. I saw the best stats ever on the blog last October and as you can see for yourself on the graph things went through the roof on site hits during this time period. The second spike that occurred was in May of this year when the main VMware twitter account retweeted one of my blog posts, again that wouldn't have occurred without the extra exposure from blogtober the previous fall.

I am going to do my best to get all of the required articles in, but I have the best excuse ever if I somehow don't make it. As some of you know my wife are expecting a child and the Dr says its coming any day now! We are excited for the new baby and I am looking forward to some time off from work to spend with the family.

I encourage everyone to get involved in Blogtober. You won't be sorry you did! To see the full list of this years particpants and their blogs please visit Matt's site here:

If you are are new to my blog welcome! For those returning readers welcome back! I hope to have a productive #blogtober together with you and the #vCommunity! Cheers and thanks for reading!

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