GoGrid (@HighTechDad on Twitter) wrote about the detailed process he goes through when creating a blog post. I gotta give him credit for both having a process and actually documenting it since I typically just see a topic/story, fire up Live Writer and tap away. Often stories come to mind while I’m walking the dog the evening before I post. I think it has to do with clearing my mind of all the day’s clutter and suddenly it’s like, ‘There it is!!.’ I’ll get home, quickly jot some notes or create a title, sleep on it and write it the next day. This was one of them. I typically try to post at least once a week and it’s usually around mid-week. This blog talks about how Thursday is the best day to post and this one backs it up with some statistical charts. I’ve read a couple that indicate that Monday’s are not great since everyone is getting back into the work routine, at least for business blogs. And speaking of Personal vs. Business blogs – Michael’s entry describes his method for personal blogs. I really don’t have a ‘personal’ blog since most, if not all, my entries are work related and published on F5’s DevCentral. I do feed WordPress, Ulitzer, Blogger, Posterous and others for greater coverage but our DevCentral community is my main audience. Even with a business blog, I do tend to incorporate personal stories since what I do as a career does mix with who I am as a person. I still remember years ago when I worked at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater an Art Director saying, ‘I am not my art!’ Always thought that was funny but interesting.
Even though this is a F5 branded blog, I do try to keep it focused on technology, trends, ideas and other industry topics instead of a ShamWow ad for BIG-IP. Most of our readers are familiar with BIG-IP (and learning about the new BIG-IP Edge Gateway announced this week) and I just like to compliment what they already know, offer some new ideas or bring attention to market/technology trends and how F5 solves some of these. Nothing too technical, security focused, a bit of humor, some personal insight and our daily lives – that’s the State of My Blog 2010. How about yours?
And here are a few other stories I considered writing about this week:
- Top 10 Information Security Threats for 2010
- 80% of government Web sites miss DNS security deadline
- Data breach costs continue increase in 2009, Ponemon study finds
- Taken to the Cleaners
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