Saturday, August 14, 2004

I don't link much

This isn't really a linking blog and I like that. I figure you've already read the latest blogging news of the day on 5 other blogs and there's no reason for me to repeat it here.

Hopefully this helps to keep the signal to noise ratio pretty high. When I post it's because I've got something to say. While I enjoy posting here I don't have the time or the inclination to post every single day. I haven't posted in a while but I have been working on a few posts which you'll start to see shortly.

Enjoyment aside this blog has a greater purpose and to fulfill that purpose I need to build up a reasonable sized readership. By not linking to other blogs though I provide no encouragement for others to link to me and I miss out on the associated site traffic that would bring.

While I prefer a more organic growth as opposed to more manufactured schemes I do think I need to give things here a bit of a kick along. So here's what I'm planning on doing. It's still pretty organic, just with a bit of fertiliser.

Every so often (once a week at the most) I'll post a summary of links on a particular topic. I'll keep it on topic and will only include the best postings I've come across.

I'll add a blog roll to my site. I'm uncertain of their value but they're pretty innocuous and I guess it's nice to acknowledge others. If you have a blog and would like me to take a look at it please leave a comment here with the address.

I might do an occasional review of someone else's blog, pointing out my favourite posts, what I've learnt from them and how I adjusted my plans and behaviour accordingly. Again these will be selected from blogs related to the subject matter here and I'll only review those blogs of those who really do have something original to say.

Lastly I'm going to ask you for a bit of help. If you've been enjoying the journey so far I'd appreciate if you would consider linking to me from your own blog if you have one. I've got some good posts coming up shortly with both business and technical slants. Perhaps if one of them catches your eye you could use it to introduce me to your readers.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you all for sticking with me up to this point. I appreciate the kind words of encouragement I've received and will be acting on some of your suggestions and requests soon.

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