Jan 01, 2013

Well, I'm back to blogging!

I know, I know, it has been a very long time since my last blog post. I'm not the type to give excuses, but I have been very busy these last few months:

  • I am a proud '12 high school graduate
  • I have been working full-time for one of the best companies I could have possibly ended up at, NetDNA, since early June
  • I moved out to Los Angeles to work full-time, in-house for NetDNA
  • ... and a bunch more that would take an entire paper to explain

Back into blogging

Either way, I'd like to get back into blogging, as I realized I still have the knack for it after writing a post on the redesign of MaxCDN that I was a part of. As I've been blogging about technology for over four years now, it's not the time to quit blogging all together, but sadly, I do need to make some serious changes to how I've been blogging.

First thing you might have noticed, is this completely new website, that I like to call Srced (pronounced sourced). If you have not taken a look at the about page yet on Srced, basically, this is my development blog. Instead of writing about the latest tech news (which I might still do if I find it interesting), this website will soon enough be filled with my development thoughts. This site can have Linux tutorials, how to set up an ESXi server, explanations on certain technologies, reviews on a new piece of software, et cetera. Basically whatever is on my mind, I'll take some time to write about it. If I'm learning a new technology and stuck in a loop (hehe, dev joke), I might even post something relating to that problem and how to fix it.

But why?

I have always been a huge fan of learning new things. After the many years I've been dabbling in the IT industry, if there is one thing in the world that I love to do, it would be to improve on my technical skills and to teach others new concepts. Over the next few years, I hope to expand my horizons with different certifications (LPI and CEH are the two I'm focusing on now) and all kinds of different technologies. So essentially, this blog will be jammed packed with some really technical stuff.

What happened with Tech Cores?

This is where a major decision had to be done... Tech Cores is no longer more and is redirecting to Srced. Why you may ask? Well, it's not easy to put in just a few sentences, but I'll try my best.

I loved the idea of Tech Cores when I first created it; it had quite a bit of traffic, was fun writing with all of my friends who were also authors, I got to write about tech, but it sadly turned into more of a chore than a hobby over the last year. Technology blogs are so plentiful now, that Tech Cores was one little needle in a huge haystack. Because of this, Tech Cores lost a ton of traffic within the last year, as it is much harder to compete with larger technology blogs nowadays.

Two years ago, I was able to rank #1 in Google for most of my posts; now, that's nearly impossible to do. General technology news is tough to make a profit on, and sadly, I could not turn Tech Cores into my development blog for many reasons.

So this is Srced

This is where Srced comes into play. It'll help me start from scratch, on a topic that few dwellers dare to write about. This is very different than what I did with Tech Cores, as when I was writing on Tech Cores, most people did not know I was running it all. However, with this new blog, I think it's clear that:

Srced is the development blog of Taylor Jasko. He founded his first technology blog, Tech Cores, back in 2008; after years of tech writing, he realized that Tech Cores was not suited to the things he would like to write about, development of course! So here's where Srced comes in!

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