Yeah, I’ve been neglecting my blog. My last post was waaaaay back in October, while I was attending the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the conference. However I didn’t follow through on a couple of blog posts I’d planned and some CSS/HTML resources I was going to post as a follow up to the session I co-presented.
In all honestly when I got back from the US after that trip I was a bit burnt out. Pulling large hours for an extended period of time just caught up with me. I really love the work I got to do over that time, building a keynote demo for the SharePoint Conference was an amazing experience! But it’s nice to slow down a little and enjoy life too.
So I took a bit of a break from the long hours to spend more time with my wonderful fiancée and spent some time getting out hiking the Waiatakere ranges. Well I’m glad to say that I’m starting to blog again, this is the first of three posts that will go out today.
I’m going to TRY to keep up a cadence of a post per week, but I do throw out the caveat that I am getting married in September so I’ll likely go dark for a few weeks around that.
I’m really excited about lots of cool things things that are happening this year, the first, and second, of these being the Australian and New Zealand SharePoint Conferences where I’ll be presenting on using LiveID and Claims based authentication. Even if my topic isn’t your bag they’ll be a great pair of events industry leading experts, MVPs and two MCMs presenting. So I strongly urge you to hit up your boss and get yourself to Melbourne for March 20&21 or Auckland for March 28&29.
Anyway, it’s good to be back.
Phew!…Gavin – I know how feel. Sometimes you just gotta stop and “change your focus” for awhile.
It was cool to read that you were tramping in the Waitakere’s. Do you have any favourite tracks? I used to spend a lot of time in the Waitaks, and on the West Coast beaches. (I envy you).
It’s not really been much of a beach going summer to be honest…. We did the upper Huia Dam track a few weeks back and I really enjoyed that as it’s pretty gnarly, overgrown and you have to pay attention or you’ll fall on your ass!
Personally my favourite beach on the west coast is Bethells Beach, but for swimming I like Kohimarama.