— 30 —

Journalists of all stripes have used the notation –30— at the end of an article or “dispatch” (ooo, there’s an older term) to denote that there’s nothing more, it is the end of the article.  Well, I’m using it to mark the end of this blog, at least in its current form.

After 7 very interesting years with itgroove I am moving on to a new opportunity and new challenges so TheBeagle is going to be retired.  It has been a very rewarding experience to maintain this blog, I have “met” a number of interesting people through comments and questions to posts I’ve made and I’ve even made a friend or two because of the blog (Hi, Shruthi!).  When I first started the blog, with Sean’s encouragement, I was worried that I’d have a hard time finding things to write about.  I need not have worried, so much material just presented itself that I found it easy to post!  I’d encourage anyone who is contemplating blogging to give it a go, it’s pretty rewarding!

I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment or question and I’d also like to thank those who re-blogged content or posted links back to my posts.  The whole point of this exercise was to share knowledge and information so having responses and seeing information being passed on has been very rewarding.

So, to use another OLD expression, “I’ll see you on the flip side”!