In 2007(?) I started blogging after several people told me I should. In 2009 my wife and I began a blog when we made our first trip to Scotland. In 2010 (?) I began a whisky and beer blog, and in 2011, due to "noise" I was making on Dice's Tech blogs I was asked to contribute to that blog; eventually I decided to just start my own in a related vein. All four satisfy my desire to be creative, and to write.