December 01, 2015

Taking a break from blogging new content for a while

Hey, before you start reading! I am in the market, looking for new freelance employment opportunities. If you need assistance on any of your ASP.NET Core projects, I am available for hire for freelance work.

Just a quick note that I will be (sort of) taking a break from blogging for the rest of December and perhaps part of January as well.

Right now I am a bit swamped with paying work, and it is an effort for me to come up with, and write a new blog post every week. I also have a little side-project going which excites me a lot, so I want to spend my free time on that for the next couple of months.

I have been blogging consistently every week for most of this year, so it is time to take a breather. The blog has grown very nicely this year, and traffic is more than double what it was for the same period last year - this despite the fact that I split off a lot of content to the OAuth for ASP.NET website in January.

I also want to take some time to think about how I want to approach the next year in terms of the content I produce, and come up with something sustainable. I started with the AspnetCasts channel on YouTube and have done a few videos, but it has stagnated recently. I want to think about merging a lot of the content I do on YouTube as well as the blog posts.

So while I will not producing any new content, what I am going to do is a series of blog posts highlighting all the tools and libraries I featured in ASP.NET Weekly newsletter over the year, and perhaps some of the other most popular posts. This will not take too much effort from me, and still hopefully gives you valuable content.

The ASP.NET Weekly newsletter will carry one as usual until 15 December when I will take a break from it and resume it again in January.

I am leaving Southeast Asia after 3 years and heading back to South Africa on 19 December. I will stay there until late in January when I will head over the the USA for about a week and then head south either to Mexico or somewhere in Central- or South America.

Hope you all have a great holiday, and for fellow Christians I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

Speak to you all again next year.

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