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Getting one’s house in order

Hello everyone! Just a quick blog post to let all my subscribers (all 28 of you, according to FeedBurner) and regular viewers (100 and falling) know that I’m back – and with a different format.

Those who know my blog as “The Evolved ISV” may be disappointed to know that I have from today stopped blogging under that name and URL (it still redirects so old links will continue to work). I will still be blogging on tech and business but in addition this blog will take a more personal twist as I blog on other topics too. If you want to continue to subscribe to only some categories you can still do that; simply select the category of post that you’re interested in and paste the URL into your RSS feed reader.

I still have a dozen unfinished blog articles from the past 12 months and most of the hardware based ones are now quite out of date although I might just post them anyway for those of who who might be interested in mobile device comparisons or high-end PC building.

Tara for now and welcome to the all new www.mikewilson.cc blog 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Mike!
    OK, this is a surprise! As one of those 28? 😉

    Anything in particular bring this change around – or just time for something new?

    As an aside – will be redirecting my own from current address to a new one soon too.

  2. Hi Scott,

    Yup – I think you’re one of the first 28 from way back before the original 30 day challenge (my project has moved on but is still in rather limbo-state – I’ll revive it in the summer again, perhaps in June!).

    Anyway – you probably know how the articles that comprise this blogs history have come about. It started as a business blog and then moved towards a more magazine-tech format. I spent quite a lot of time (and money on various third party addons) and ended up with a site getting upwards of 200-300 unique visitors per day but unfortunately it was rather intimidating and I found myself spending a lot of time writing what amounted to insufficient content to keep the magazine styled blog, fresh. Ah-ha! I thought at the start of the year; I shall write a blog about running a UK Micro ISV. But I had other things I wanted to blog about outside of business and tech and since I didn’t blog about those things I ended up not blogging about anything and so the blog more or less started to stagnate again and unique visitors dropped to around 50-100 per day.

    This time I’m back but not “as” anything. Not representing my company, nor styling my blog as any particular “service” for any industry. I plan to blog mostly on tech and issues affecting small (mostly ISV) businesses as I have in the past but without restricting other things I might want to talk about and I still have all my previous blog posts archived here and old URLs will continue to work until the domains expire.

    All this is an experiment. I still have a dedicated blog for my business here: (http://www.evolvedsoftware.com/blog/) and this personal blog. I think that’s manageable and it feels like the right thing to do.

    Best ask me if it worked in six months!

    I’m looking forward to your blog – are you changing approach too or just the name?

  3. Hi Mike!

    Thanks for the explanation. I can understand your reasoning here.

    WRT my own – I’m not decided. The “Name” is “The Recursive ISV” and I own that domain name. Right now it points to the familiar URL davidscottkane.com. Thinking of archiving the content and starting fresh with the new domain name. Reason being that, like yourself, a lot has changed. My views, my approach, the whole “30 Day” thing. The software remains of course in that MixAction will get released – if I can ever stop changing webhosts and moving sites every other month (fingers crossed now for SliceHost).

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