2012 to 2017!!! Our fifth Blogiversary of celebrating the fun of exploring our community and writing about our experiences!
Since my first Hello, World! My First Blog Post! on March 8, 2012, I have expanded what I have written about as Julie and I are in our fifth year of blogging. Please take a moment and scroll through and view the topics of the 36 blog posts from 2016, and the seven posted so far in 2017, that you will see at the bottom of this post! As I wrote last year: "It brings me joy to look at the blog posts we did this past year -- great memories of fun times, plus the anticipation of a new year full of possibilities!"
For those of you who our familiar with my past "Blogiversary" posts, you will notice that this year, I did not include my annual "Stuart's List" of tech, social media, and some entrepreneur meetings -- last year the list had grown to include 164 groups!
I originally developed the list as the leader of the Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG). This year, I decided to discontinue the list, since I no longer run the SIG. However, I still post meeting announcements daily (over the lunch hour) on Twitter as @sos_jr for many groups. Please take a look, and share with others by retweeting. I also want to encourage you to read last year's sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Four! post to make use of "Stuart's List."
Two Blog Posts of Special Significance
All of our blog posts are special to Julie and me, since they represent different sides of our life in this past year, but we want to bring your attention to these two:
Web Development SIG: So Long, and Thanks for all the Free Web Development Training!
On November 19, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., Stuart formally announced that he will not be running the Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG) any longer. He chose that date to make the announcement, since the SIG met on the third Saturday of most months for the 10 years that Stuart ran the group.
A PechaKucha Talk by Stuart O. Smith, Jr., about PechaKucha Night Cleveland
On November 29, 2016, Stuart was very honored to be invited to speak at a closed event to people whose presentations he greatly admired.
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Julie and I are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you through new blog posts in the year ahead. Each month in this coming year brings new possibilities!