Obviously there has been a lack of posts lately. For that I apologize.
The main reason I haven't been blogging much lately is that I've been doing a lot of freelance writing. I realized I haven't been talking about these articles much on my blog, so I figured now was as good a time as any to make up for it. I have been getting paid for these (good for me), but they are available for you at no cost (good for you).
Here are the articles I have had published so far. My intention is to publish a blog post on this site the same day any future articles are published:
How Virtualization Saves Time
My professional writing career started with what so far has been my proudest moment: an article picked up and published on Forbes.com. The article was commissioned by VMware to lay out, in non-VMware specific terms, how virtualization improves the efficiency of SMB IT shops. It was a fun article to write and has helped me to better articulate the message to my SMB customers.
Change management considerations for a VMware View deployment
My first article for SearchVMware.com was a topic that I deal with frequently in my daily job: VMware View. I focused on the business aspects of introducing View, specifically the affects on the job roles of the server and desktop administrators.
Forget Facebook -- VMUG is virtualization's social-networking king
As some of you may know, I co-founded the Omaha-Area VMware Users Group back in 2006 and led the group until 2008 when I started working for a VMware partner (thus making me ineligible to lead the group). I have always been a big supporter of the VMUG program, and still stay in contact with several VMUG leaders and VMUG staff at VMware. I put this passion and experience into my most recent article for SearchVMware.com where I discussed the most recent developments in the VMUG program.
I have really enjoyed these experiences, so I hope you enjoy these articles as much as my (semi)regular blog posts. While they have stolen some of my normal blogging time, I think they have definitely upped the caliber of my writing. I don't expect to make a career out of writing, but there are several more in the pipeline right now, so stay tuned...