I wrote my first post on 8 January 2003 while working as an incident response consultant for Foundstone. Kevin Mandia was my boss. Today I am Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, still working for Kevin Mandia. (It's a small world.)
With 2945 posts published, I am still blogging -- but much less. Why the drop over the years? I "blame" my @taosecurity Twitter account. With almost 30,000 followers, easy posting from mobile devices, and greater interactivity, Twitter is an addictive platform.
Second, blogging used to be the primary way I could share my ideas with the community. These days, speaking and writing are a big part of my professional duties. I try to track these reports here.
Third, time is precious, and blogging often takes a back seat. I'd rather spend time with my family, research my PhD, work with start-ups, collaborate with think tanks, and so on.
However, I still plan to keep blogging in 2015. Twitter's only a 140 character platform, and some days I have the time and inclination to share a few thoughts beyond what I've said or written for work.
Thanks again to Google for providing me this free platform for the past 12 years.