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Gol stave church in NorwayTo better facilitate meaningful writing and discussion about Norwegian matters and Norwegian national news I have now created a category for Norwegian content on this blog. Most entries will still be written in English, but you should in the future expect a few norwegian entries in between on matters that are mostly relevant for Norwegian-speakers.

For å tilrettelegge bedre for innlegg og diskusjon rundt Norske emner og nyheter har jeg opprettet en kategori for norsk innhold her på bloggen. De fleste innlegg vil fortsatt skrives på engelsk, men innimellom vil det kunne dukke opp innlegg på norsk om temaer som primært er interessante for nordmenn.

WritingWhile I was working on setting up this blog I serendipitously came across this recent article by Andrew Sullivan through Eiriks forfatterblog. In it Andrew is reflecting in great detail on the development and properties that make blogs into such valued tools for writing on recent developments and how they fit into the human desire of building communities. Despite the article being angled towards professional writing I found the underlying themes highly relevant to what I am trying to do here, which Sullivan excellently phrased as 'writing out loud'!

And what is it that I am trying to do here then? Well first of all I have been wanting a place to express myself about current events and other relevant issues in the business and technology fields. Hopefully this site will fill that need and in the future provide a place for open exchanges on these topics among others with aligning interests. Secondly I hope that having this place to share my knowledge and expertise will be a good way of honing my skills through direct feedback and discussion. Also I hope that maintaining this site in addition to my participation elsewhere on the social web will over time help me to establish my personal brand as a recognized part of the global, or at least the Norwegian, IT-community. Is this realistic? Well, others have done it before. I just need to find my niche I guess..

WritingUp until recently my blogging have mostly consisted of diary-like details on my endeavors around the world, and its form has not been particularly suited to the discussion of vocational matters. However as of today I am launching this new blog and will be dedicating space and time here to deliberate and debate various matters of business and technology. I intend to keep the content professionally focused, specifically on matters within my fields of interest.

Hopefully the contents that come to be written here will be far more appealing and engaging than my previous and rather dry musings on everyday life and travels. So with this I welcome you to browse around, read, comment and enjoy your visit!

Oh yeah, and unlike what some misinformed people seem to think, the blog format is most certainly not dead...