I'm not really sure that starting a blog is a good idea. This post is less targeted at strangers on the Internet to read than it is for me to read in the future to remind myself that 'I told me so'. Between writing new books in the Oracle Certification Prep series, answering questions on the OTN and OraFAQ Oracle Certification forums, and writing ezine articles to answer common questions from said certification forums -- most of my spare time that I can devote to writing is fairly well booked. That said, I keep coming up with writing topics that are better suited to a blog than to the other outlets I'm currently using. Also, I keep being told that as an author, I must have a blog in order to connect with my readers.
This blog is not going to be about what I had for breakfast, where I went on vacation, or what amusing things my cat did yesterday. I seldom eat breakfast; hearing about other people's vacations is incredibly boring; finally, I don't own a cat and I'm certainly not going to get one for no better reason than to give me something to blog about. With the exception of this post, I plan to write solely about topics concerning certification. That will be primarily Oracle certification, but I may hit a couple of others on occasion.
This certainly will not be a daily blog. I hope that I can update it weekly or biweekly. It remains to be seen if that will actually happen.