Posts about the site itself

Weekend Journal — Wrap-up and Followup

As somewhat of an administrator of this fine site, I like too look back and call out the good work that our writers are doing. We just finished up a theme week last week about the role of engineers when businesses are at different stages of their lifecycle. Some companies are dying. Some are growing. Some are just chugging along, doing what they do. In all of these cases, the engineering roles are never that different. We’re all still engineers, right? And I’m guessing if you enjoy reading this site, you like to see the commonalities among different types of engineers; there are many! But this past week, we saw the differences in roles and expectations, which I’d like to recap here: Seb started off the week writing about working at an established company and the conservative nature of engineering demands whiles still trying to find exciting work. GEARS delved into the grey […]

One year down!

One year down! is officially one year old! Our first post was January 13th, 2011. Crazy! It feels like it’s a lot more, but I guess that’s what happens after posting once per week (a quick look at my other sites and you see why 1x per week seems like a lot to me). First and foremost, I’d like to personally thank all of our readers. Your wonderful feedback has encouraged us to keep writing and producing what we hope continues to be good content. The field of engineering is not a field littered with authors, so I’m glad we managed to cobble together some great minds and pens (and at a wonderful price!). We will continue to try and come up with interesting and relevant topics throughout the next year, as well as add new voices to the conversation. So let’s look back at this year. What did this year look […]

Following up on yesterday’s post

I’d like to thank everyone for all the comments in the post and on Twitter. I also think it’s important to let everyone know that the poster of the comment has since apologized. Finally, I had some further thoughts on the situation.  I don’t want to keep using Engineer Blogs as soapbox (as that’s not the reason it’s here), so if you care to read them, please head to my blog. I have to add that the EB community really is awesome.  Thanks, everyone.