Where have all the bloggers gone?
As I was setting up this new site I was looking through my old blogs and creating links to make it easier to keep track (for myself and others) and it seemed like that the activity on the MOM blogs has dropped off.
While blogs seem to proliferate by the minute the number of MOM related blogs has not. Although there have been a few new additions (especially by Microsoft people), but in those that do blog about it there has not been much action. I’ll admit that mine has been free of content for a while but that was because I was off taking a well needed sabbatical. Surely not every MOM blogger is doing the same?
Has everything that can be said, been said about MOM? I would not have thought so. Or is it just too hard to keep a blog going? I know when I started I was not to trying to do a daily post but to do a post that could add value. It is difficult writing these. I was never keen on a post that said “hey look at this great link” but with no info about what the link was all about or why I should be interested in following that link. I am a technical person not a journalist. But it has given me a new respect for journalists. That they can consistently turn out well written and interesting articles. And I always wanted to make sure my blog entries were accurate so I may have had to go away and test what I had written just to be sure. And that takes time.
Or perhaps they are all on summer holidays? Or busy answering the forums to get an MVP. Or maybe they are just busy with work. I know that Justin Harter and Pete Zerger have put their efforts into MOMResources.org. A nice site but no RSS. The great thing about RSS is new stuff comes to me in one place and I don’t have to hop from site to site just to see if there is new stuff there. Perhaps Justin and Pete will enable RSS on the site. Although Pete does update his blog and gives updates about the site.
Perhaps all the MOM bloggers are playing with MOM v3 or as it is officially known System Center Operations Manager 2007. Will that be SCOM or Ops Man or just
OM as that official title is too much. Or perhaps people will still call it MOM for years to come and annoy the marketing people who have spent ages and lots of money on the brand.
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