It was six years ago today I started this Between the Lines Blog back in the days when most had no idea what a blog was. Most blogs barely make it past 6 posts or 6 months whichever comes first but this blog has been active continuously since August 2003 and I enjoy it.
I try to cover all angles of all things Autodesk and Autodesk products from AutoCAD, Autodesk Impression, to 3ds Max as well as outside the envelope topics like photography, travel, and humor. I try to keep a little variety and fun to keep you coming back and spreading the word to Read Between the Lines.
There has been thousands of posts, hundreds of thousands of unique visitors, and millions of page view. The RSS traffic continues to be the fastest growing segment of content viewers. There are now thousands of great CAD, engineering, and visualization blogs and I appreciate you keeping me in your favorites, the recommendations and mentions, and the nice emails and comments which are the icing on the cake and makes it all worthwhile.
I was the first known CAD blog and first one blogging at Autodesk and at one time was managing by proxy all the first Autodesk blogs as a nighttime hobby and social media experiment outlet instead of getting sleep. I believe it is extremely important for readers to hear from Autodesk employees “deskers” as well as place a human face on a large company like Autodesk. and understand we have come from the same place as many customers and are always trying to do the right thing for both the customer and Autodesk and continually improve and improve based on feedback and experience. I try to write not as a professional writer or journalist but rather as a person and in a voice that I would normally talk to someone in a conversation in person, not perfectly polished. Blogging should be a two way conversation otherwise it is just a web page being updated in a timeline format from one perspective or voice like a megaphone. People that know me personally will tell you besides run on sentences, I am a very dedicated and passionate person about what I do and the products I work on. My history is one of a customer using design products like Autodesk products in the trenches for many years and then coming to Autodesk as an employee working with many amazing teams and talented customers.
I want to thank every single person who has come to this blog over the past years, and if you have any suggestions, contributions, complaints, kudos, theories on the universe, photos of bigfoot, please feel free to Contact Me. I also will accept AutoCAD tips and Tricks for full credit and link to your site.
So is it a “Blog Birthday” or a “Blog Postday” celebration because blogs can be born with a post?
So many things have changed while some things remained the same… Yeah I know I contradict myself and have warped logic and warped humor at times but that is all part of the draw, right?