Happy Birthday to Me…


Dean was threatened by the size of my Giraffe so chose to stay out of shot.

Tomorrow marks a year to the day since i started blogging with any kind of regularity. I had started a blog about four or five times, way back in 2009, and you can read those posts if you trawl all the way back through the archive. I started out with the idea i would produce a normal type of blog, more for my own interest than for any real reason. However i only posted about once every 6 months. I certainly did not set out to build a technical blog full of incredibly awesome free content, but best laid plans and all that…

Anyway, producing the posts for this site has been very enjoyable, I’ve learnt a huge amount about SBS that i think i would not otherwise have learnt, and wanting to write good articles has pushed me to look a lot deeper into the workings of SBS than any normal person would otherwise care to look.

It’s been very rewarding to sit and stare at the site stats bar chart, watching it creep up, knowing that content i have put together is actually drawing people to my site, although not as many of you have donated to Room to Read as i would have liked. You know i could charge for this stuff? ;o)

I just wanted to write a quick hello and goodbye to you all if you are reading this, not just hitting a solution through Google and wandering off again.

A special mention of course to all of my friends in the IT Community, and the SBS MVPs who have helped me at every stage, and without whom i would still be just a Help Desk Technician.

Special Special mention to Tim Barrett who gave me my own island, which i am not sure exactly what he was trying to tell me.

Special Special Special mention to Susan Bradley, who needs no introduction.

Special Special Special Special mention to Ollie, Marina, Andy and Jeff for making the UK leg of the SBS MVP Roadshow a huge amount of fun.

Even specialer mention to anyone i haven’t mentioned.

Extra huge special thanks to my Wife who as we can all see, has a lot to put up with.

Let’s hope i never win an award because the acceptance speech would be excruciating.

Thanks for visiting my site, hopefully it has been valuable to you this last year, and hopefully it can continue to be of value for another year to come.

About Robert Pearman
Robert Pearman is a UK based Small Business Server enthusiast. He has been working within the SMB IT Industry for what feels like forever. Robert likes Piña colada and taking walks in the rain, on occasion he also enjoys writing about Small Business Technology like Windows Server Essentials or more recently writing PowerShell Scripts. If you're in trouble, and you can find him, maybe you can ask him a question.

4 Responses to Happy Birthday to Me…

  1. Aaron Booker says:


    I just banged into your resource thanks to Google, I mean Bing… Ha.

    I’m an SBSer, but now instead of doing if for clients, I just do it for my company, and we do video work focused on our industry. I’m in the process of migrating from SBS08 to Essentials (and considering using my free Office 365 partner licenses), so having you do it first is outstanding from my viewpoint. Thank you.

    BTW – I am always worried about quality of Charities so I checked out Room To Read after watching the video. The chart about halfway down that shows them in the far upper right quadrant is very, very telling. Super find on your part. Am donating today.


    Thanks again for your hard work, and for your wife’s patience! Happy belated Birthday.


    • Hi Aaron,

      Many thanks for your kind words.

      Glad you are enjoying the site.

      It was not my birthday, but one year since i started blogging!

      Thanks, happy christmas to you and yours!


  2. Aaron Booker says:

    Your donation meter just went up $100 – thanks sir. Thanks for turning me on to the great Charity – great post and a great way to inform folks of way to give something back for a great resource.


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