I am pleasantly surprised. Ever since I closed down my work blog : The Portal Zone, I have had a lot of friends, coworkers and blog readers urging me to continue blogging on the same subject.
Some mentioned that they found my notes on JSR 286 a good learning resource. Some were more interested in the occasional commentary and linking. These are some of the reasons I am starting this blog – the new and improved Portal Zone :-).
However, the primary reason I am starting this blog is because I find blogging to be a great learning experience. They say the best way to learn something better is to teach it to someone else. I have found the same holds true for blogging. When you blog about your opinion, your understanding of a technical concept or your ideas, you are expressing yourself to the whole world. Anyone who has a counter argument, a different way of looking at the same thing is free to leave a comment- question your understanding, and sometimes set you thinking in a totally different direction. Therein, in my opinion, lies the real value to blogging.
That said, I do hope that at least a few developers do benefit from this blog.
Welcome to The Portal Zone !!