This post is actually my 6,101st post. But I happened to notice this evening that the post count for this here blog of mine was sitting at 6,100.
That’s 6,100 posts going back over ten years now, but still, that’s an average of more than 610 posts a year, or about 1.67 posts per day. I’m always skeptical when people refer to themselves as “experts” in one area or another. I see it all the time in the IT world. Someone with 2 years of experience is an “expert” in database management, someone with 3 years of experience is an expert in project management. Maybe they are, but I’m skeptical. There are things I’ve been doing for a long time that I wouldn’t consider myself an expert in.
But I think it’s safe to say that I’ve gotten pretty good at this blogging thing. I’ve got consistency (with a few gaps), I’ve got what I think is pretty good content, and I’ve got a great bunch of readers. I’m not going out to LinkedIn and adding a skill or anything, but I think that with 6,100 posts over 10 years, I’ve gotten in close to my 10,000 hours on this particular skill set. Give me another 10,000 hours and I might be ready to admit in print that I am, indeed, an expert at this.