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A new site hits the Blogosphere

I haven't blogged here for close to a month, and I haven't blogged on DNN related issues for longer than that.  One reason for this is that I have been trying to catch up with the backlog of work that built up while I was away on holiday in June.  But the main reason is that I have been spending a lot of my "spare" time working on a new personal Blog.

I have owned the domain "charlesnurse.com" for a few years, with the intent of creating a personal site, and last month I decided to create a personal Blog site using that domain.  In my first post on the site I explain my reasoning for the new site - the main driving force for the timing is that I wanted to post stories about my recent Italian vacation for my family in the UK to read.

I didn't "launch" the site with any fanfare, preferring to take a few weeks to quietly build up the theme and content of the site.  Last week, I modified my Forum signature to include a reference to the site and I registered the DNN feed with Chris Hammond's excellent consolidated DNN feed site.

My initial choice of blogging platform was Das Blog, but for reasons I detail in a more recent post on my site, I decided to switch to BlogEngine.NET as my blogging platform.

So what can you expect to see on my personal blog? and what can you expect to see here?

I want to make it perfectly clear from the outset - it is NOT my intention to stop blogging here.  I expect that most of the DNN-related material will be cross-posted in both locations.  One of the reasons that I chose BlogEngine.NET over a DNN site with a Blog module is that I feel that the DNN Blog module is not (yet) ready for a lot of the things I want to do.  I know the team is working hard to fix that, but for now they are not ready.  This may mean that some of the DNN content that I do cross-post may be slightly different here, as I will need to edit it to work with the limitations that this site/module imposes.

It is my intention to blog "daily" - at least during the week - so lets say about 5 times a week, at my personal site.  This will be a mix of technical DNN related material, other technical ASP.NET material and personal material.

One of the benefits with a modern up-to-date blogging platform is that I can use a number of "newer" technologies, such as Windows Live Writer (and all the plugins that it has) and LightBox 2.  BlogEngine.NET has rich taxonomy support, which should allow me to categorise and tag content so it can be discovered much more readily than blogs on this site

So - pop on over to www.charlesnurse.com and check it out.

In a future blog here I will explain some of my plans for DNN related blogs for the next few months.

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