If you've been a reader of this blog for more than a few weeks (all 3 of you), you've probably noticed the fairly dramatic increase in our posting frequency. Hopefully it hasn't sent you running for the hills.
It's not that we didn't care about you before - of course we did (that's why we publish TechNet Magazine, after all, which by the way, keeps us pretty busy). It's just that blogging, all too often I think, ends up being one of those perpetual to-do list items - "Hey, I should post something about this to the blog... Well, maybe later."
Well, no more excuses. We've re-ordered our to-do list a bit (by dropping Solitaire down a few notches) so that we could ensure enough free time for posting on a regular basis. (We've also become big fans of Windows Live Writer, which allows us to start jotting these posts offline while we should be doing real work.)
Blogging is a two-way street though. The comments are equally as important as the posts (more so, really). So let us know what you want to talk about, and we'll have a conversation (it won't be a 72-hour conversation, but it'll still be cool).
All the best,
PS - It's worth noting that our comments are moderated, so those of you who keep posting comments about free cell phones, handbags, and assorted "enhancement" products can quit wasting your time :-P
I know I would love to comment more, but there is never any interesting articles to comment on.... no offense (your efforts are appreciated).
It would be interesting to know more about what the publishing process is like, how do you find your contributors, decide on materials, etc. How does the technet magazine fit into the overall approach of information delivery from microsoft? In other words the articles in the magazine are great.....but why is the blog relevant?
Other things that would be interesting to read/comment on are:
notice of upcoming content needed
Guest blog spots by authors (technet articles that just didn't make the magazine)
full republishing of articles
Stop ONLY pointing to other peoples blogs and your articles....we already know they exist and don't need to discuss it.
Brilliant - that's exactly the kind of feedback we're looking for (and no offense taken, of course). As you noted, up until now most of the posts have just been to notify readers that a new issue has gone online (perhaps useful to some, but certainly not all that compelling). We're looking to make this a place for far more interesting conversation, and we'll definitely use your feedback to help make that happen. Keep it coming!
great, glad to hear it, I'll keep watching!!