Friday, March 16, 2007
Five Questions for Readers of my blog...
Here are five questions/thoughts that I would appreciate alternative perspectives on:
- Many people have commented on my quickness to respond to trackbacks while being slow to respond to comments. Part of the problem I face is that trackbacks and incoming links are shown clearly via Technorati while comments aren't reflected. As you may be aware, I use Haloscan for all blog comments and while I can see when comments are created, It doesn't show me exactly which blog entry they belong to. I am afraid that I will disappoint folks if my response times are slow in terms of responding to comments and have been thinking about simply eliminating them and solely relying on trackback. What do you think?
- On the top of my blog, I have a disclaimer that clearly states that my blog has no relationship to my employer. Many folks however aren't reading my blog from my site and rely on syndicated means. What is the best way for folks who use this tool to not get it twisted and read into my blogs while not preventing them from reading it at all?
- I am still on track to retire after I post my 1,000th blog entry as the above point is causing me to spend more time managing perception and the ROI and joy of blogging are fading. Are there topics you would want me to cover before I depart?
- Most recently, I have started to blog more on important characteristics of leadership usually not discussed. Many people would agree that this is a key requirement of enterprise architecture disciplines and even more would agree that leadership is sorely missing in most IT shops, a simple review of traffic indicates that this topic isn't as popular as some of the other things I discuss. I speculate that it is due to the fact that software vendors only amplify technical things around which they can create software products and leadership isn't one of them. Is this an accurate perception of employees of software vendors in the blogosphere?
- Based on you getting to know me within the blogosphere, if you had to provide me with career guidance, what would you tell me? Should I (a) stay put and keep up the good work? (b) change careers and become an industry analyst (c) change careers and become a CTO for an Internet startup (d) change careers and work for either a boutique or prominent consulting firm?
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