I suppose it is that time again…
I started blogging over fifteen years ago, and it has been nearly twenty years since I started writing articles for mass-consumption. When I started, I was living in Montreal. Since then, I have moved to Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Ottawa, and then south of the border to a number of areas around Los Angeles (most recently Westlake Village, California), and finally (for now) back to Burlington, Ontario. It has been an amazing journey that has not been boring. Since launching The World According to Mitch, I have had the honour of consulting and delivering training and seminars in 38 states, 8 provinces, and over 35 countries on five continents. What a long, strange trip it’s been!
What started as a simple blog on the Montreal IT Professionals Community site has evolved into a repository of over a thousand articles, videos, and more relating to IT, community, travel, martial arts, and more. If you are among the thousands of readers then you will know that my blog is a good way to get to know me… and through your comments I hope to get to know you too!
A bit about myself… well, let me start by saying that I am an IT Professional who has been doing this a long time. I got into training and then into evangelism for Microsoft over the course of several years, and have been loving every minute of it! Okay, maybe not EVERY minute, but most of them. I consider myself one of the lucky ones because I love what I do, and I am passionate about my profession.
In November, 2010 I re-launched this site, rebranded and re-homed. In that month I welcomed 1,500 visitors to the site. We started gaining traction in 2011 (26,000 hits) and thought we had outdone ourselves in 2012 (101,000 hits). Now with several awards to our name The World According to Mitch is on target to hit nearly 200,000 hits in 2013… all thanks to you, my visitors.
Another passion of mine has always been cigars; I decided, rather than meshing the two together, to build a second, separate blog site called Passion For Cigars.
My mother once commented that the title of this blog is an ego-boost. Not so. In fact, the truth is the name was a play on the movie title ‘The World According to Garp‘ which was playing in the background as I migrated the site off the original www.mitpro.ca blog back in 2007. I thought it was a temporary name, but it seems to have stuck.
And me? I am not stuck anywhere. My blogging focus will often shift according to the types of projects I am working on at any given point. My current focus is Microsoft 365 and the cloud. Stay tuned for changes coming up!
Thanks for coming along for the ride… it wouldn’t be the same without you!