Why I’m Blogging Less

I’ve received a few questions asking why I’ve been blogging less frequently, and even one inquiry after my health. Rest assured, I’m completely fine. But there are 2 perfectly good reasons why I’ve been blogging less these days.

East Iowa SQL Saturday:

I’m the event organizer for East Iowa SQL Saturday, which is eating up a lot of my free time. If you haven’t yet heard about our SQL Saturday event, let me give you a brief overview. It’s a FREE, one-day training event geared toward SQL Server professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about SQL Server. We have 22 sessions planned covering a variety of topics, from Business Intelligence to Disaster Recovery to SQL Server 2008 topics. And if you’re a .NET developer, we also have some .NET-related presentations, including PowerShell and MVC.

We’re very fortunate to have snagged an excellent set of speakers. Jessica Moss, Louis Davidson, Timothy Ford, Jason Strate, and Alex Kuznetsov are just a few of the great speakers we have lined up.

There’s only a handful of spots left, so if you’re interested in attending, you should register soon. To find out more details about the speakers and sessions, or to register, be sure to check out our website at http://sqlsaturday.380pass.org.

The Other Reason:


Yes, that’s right, I’m with child. Expecting. Eating for two. Bun in the oven. In the family way. You get the idea.

So when I’m not at work, planning SQL Saturday, or playing Civilization Revolution, I’m sleeping. For those who remotely care, I’m due around Super Bowl time in February 2010.

2010: The Year I Make Contact

2010: The Year I Make Contact

Rest assured, this blog isn’t going away. And hopefully once I get through SQL Saturday and then PASS Summit, I’ll have more free time again. 🙂

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16 Responses to Why I’m Blogging Less

  1. Brent Ozar says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, Mom! That’s great news. I did notice, however, that you forgot to tag this post “Internals.” 😉

  2. SQLDenis says:

    congratulations…..that is great news….having 3 kids myself you will love this (after you get passed the sleepless nights of course 🙂 )

    congratz again


  3. Excellent! Congratulations. Sleep as much as you can now.

  4. Ted Krueger says:

    Another congratulations Michelle. Kids are awesome. Just wait till they are in front of you preparing a life of scary DBAs like this 🙂

    It’s a felling you can’t get from anything else!

  5. Lori Edwards says:

    That’s so cool. I think that you might be blogging much less after February. Congratulations and enjoy!

  6. Wendy says:

    Super Wonderful news! Congratulations 🙂 Yeah, all that baby cooking makes a body so tired. Having two of my own, I totally understand. All the best to you and your family!

  7. Hey, Congrats!!!! Kids are awesome, and they grow up so fast. Enjoy the sleep while you can get it, soon you will be wishing you could sleep, trust me.

  8. Andy Warren says:

    Congratulations! It’s a great adventure, but it definitely cuts into the SQL time:-)

  9. Jess says:

    Congratulations! That is awesome. Kids rule. (I love Civ Rev too)!

  10. Pinal Dave says:

    Hey Michelle,

    It is great to see those photographs. It just reminds, that just 3 months, I was watching similar photographs.

    Any way, I always enjoyed your blog post. Do not worry, your quality content is still people referring.

    Kind Regards,

  11. Mark Horninger says:

    Congrats! Make sure you take the time to take care of yourself!! you’re taking care of yourself and your baby!

  12. Rob Hagman says:


    It looks like there is a mini baby-boom among SQL server bloggers:



  13. Tom Roush says:

    Michelle! Congrats! – I’m on the other end of the kid spectrum (my 18 year old is off in college learning to be an EMT) – but just two things: 1. Remember to take care of yourself, 2. don’t blink. (they grow up between blinks, trust me on this).

    I’m so happy for you.

    Take care,


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  15. Reddy Kiran says:

    Hey Michelle,

    Thanks for all your Posts.. How is the kiddo? 🙂


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