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Google+Google learned from their past mistakes with Google Wave and Google Buzz – both products that never took off as people were simply not able to use some of the cool features of those products – and launched a new product that seems to be destined to take the social world in a storm: Google+.

Not surprisingly, I wanted to be one of the early adopters, so I joined the network. After all, I'm rather active on the various social media sites floating around the web. If you're interested in my first few thoughts about Google+, check out the blog post on If you simply want to add me to your circles, head over to

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Happy Birthday!

Today is my website's birthday. It's the 2 year celebration. Quite shocking if you ask me, as to me it feels like I've been posting here for ages already. “Ages” as in 4 years or even more.

Some parts could be updated, however, I'm rather busy these days with my new business venture and haven't really found the time to do so. I promise to finish updating some sections before it's time for the 3 year celebration!

One of my upcoming projects will be a new website, talking a little about books. Therefore, the Books section should also see an update soon. Stay tuned!

P.S.: Ich kämpfe derzeit mit chronischen Kopfschmerzen. Sollte jemand ein Mittel dagegen kennen, so freue ich mich über einen entsprechenden Tipp!




I think the last time an anniversary for this website came round, I simply missed it. Only more reason to make up for it this time and announce the 201st post in a big way! That's right, 201st, as the sad story about's downtime marked the 200th post. Anyway, this website is live since April 2009 and that means I managed to write more than 100 posts per year, which doesn't sound too bad.

Let's reminisce a bit; if you take a closer look at the archive of April '09, you'll see some similarities between my situation back then and what's happening with my life just now. April '09 marked a big change for me as I left Upper Deck, my first real employer (as a result, my weekly column Unter den Hut geschaut took a pretty long break and I'm glad it's back). Now, I'm still in the process of setting up my own business which is a little like looking for jobs (as you're constantly looking for clients).

In the past (almost) 2 years, I went through 2 different jobs and learned quite a lot (not only work-wise, but also about myself and life in general). My website was supposed to be taken down at some point last year, but I made sure it survived. It's one of the many channels I like to use to express myself and became very dear to me. I'm sorry for having neglected it a little – some sections could certainly need a make-over.

At the moment, I'm still fighting the good fight with state agencies that seem to be reluctant when it comes to supporting my business. I'm trying to be patient, waiting for a friend to join my business and take over acquisition of new possible clients, something I don't quite excel in. Word of mouth has less of an effect compared to what I hoped for, so I'll need to get familiar with more techniques to acquire new possible customers. Something that annoys me to no end as I “just want to work”.

Don't get me wrong, there are also a number of upsides to this whole thing. I found the time to go on an amazing weekend trip the past Friday to Sunday and I'll head off to Leipzig the upcoming Friday to prepare for the World of Warcraft TCG World Cup (a team event). I'm happy that I won't have to ask for days off and can just “go for it” when I feel like it. Then again, I'll need to make a living somehow and my 1337 WoW TCG skills don't really pay for the bills. If you have some fancy ideas that seem right for me and maybe know a few magazines or websites that could need a crazy writer, by all means please let me know.

Words of encouragement sent my way are also appreciated and while you're at it, you could also send some more customers my way. Sometimes it's hard to not forget that this is the path I have chosen and that there are a number of worse situations one could imagine. After all, I do make a living with a lot of things I love. It's just that I feel I've got infinite potential and at the moment, I'm accessing a mere 50% of it (at best). I still need to finish writing a novel (something else I started in 2009, but haven't had the time to continue lately – “lately” as in “the past 10 months”), a stand up comedy and a rap song. I guess these are some good goals to set for myself before I'll publish a “300!” post (it will most likely come with some sort of “Sparta” reference).

Until then, I hope you'll all continue to follow my website, provide me with some feedback (by the way, this website counts 199 comments at this very moment, so you can be the 200th to comment!) or stay in touch via Facebook / Twitter and on the various message boards I'm active on.

P.S.: Speaking of other sites I'm active on, go check out the website that I've set up the past few days and let me know what you think!

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Yeah, I’m self-employed!|Hurra, ich bin selbstständig! - Premium Web Services

A big dream of mine has come true: I founded my own company, which means I'm self-employed!

The name of the company is nexTab, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that you can learn more about it over at I will explain the meaning of the name in a post in the company blog soon, so I don't want to spoil it all just now.

The company is the equivalent of a Swiss army knife for Web Services. I offer the following:

  • Webdesign
  • Content Management
  • Community Management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Live Coverages
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Translations

That basically means I can fulfill your every wish when it comes to your / your company's web presence. As the company was just founded and I want to draw some customers in, the prices for all those services are very cheap by comparison. If you know me a little better, you'll be aware that I always try to beat expectations and give the projects I'm involved in my all! So the quality of the work I'll provide is extremely high and it's only a matter of time until I'll eventually have to raise prices. So better ask me for my services sooner than later! 😉

Live Coverages are only one of many services nexTab offers!

No, seriously, I want to thank all you great people that helped me along the way so far as well as everyone who will continue to support me in these last stages of setting everything up. I would be very happy if you could recommend my services to anyone in need of them – a friend of yours who is trying to set up a nice looking website for their business, someone who needs help managing their community or a marketing person who wants to try out something completely new for their company like a live coverage of a company event, etc.

So head over to, comment on the first blog post (that says “we're live!”), follow @nexTab on Twitter or LIKE our Facebook Company Page!

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