Its interesting to note that it has almost been a year of blogging, and that my blog has gone through some changes over the last year. It started out as my personal arena to just rant about everything and nothing — as the subtitle of my blog indicates “the ramblings of jarle dahl bergersen”.
Later it would turn into a “Flash blog” because of my interest in Flash. after all I was working in one of Norway’s leading flash design/development companies and at the same time one of the editors of Flashmagazine.
The Flash section really came to life in march/april last year, as I was traveling to the FlashForward conference in San Francisco, and it was my pictures from the conference that gathered the first “Flash readers” to my blog. Now, almost a year later, people are still coming to my site for Flash information – a lot of people are looking at – and responding to – articles I have posted about Flash news and resources. Its nice to see that what I have been doing has been of use to others.
But it couldn’t last.
First of all, for most of the year I have not been working actively with Flash, the aftermath of the .com fiasco took out the company I was working in, and I had to go out and find other work. So, on the computer side of work – I have been working a lot more with PHP and database related work, and not so much with Flash, it has led me to resign from Flashmagazine, and tone down the time I use to keep updated on what is going on. Don’t get me wrong, I still feel like a part of the Flash community, but more and more I feel like as if I am standing on the outside looking in.
I guess this is the time when I have to say that if you are coming to my weblog to find Flash news, then you would probably spend your time better looking at other blogs. I will probably not abandon Flash development or the “Flash blogs” and Flash community, but I would be very surprised if I am the one that can give you the fresh news from the Flash world.
My blog will probably move more over to commentary of various tech news, and anything else that I care about, you are free to keep coming back to see what is on my mind, or to stop visiting my PERSONAL blog. (Yes, corporate bloggers nagging about personal blogs being off-topic does get to me).