Ok, I am a real sucker for all things sentimental, such as Anniversaries.
One year ago, I made my first blog post, a huge script code snippet that illustrates some frequently misunderstood concepts. Never mind the fact that it was not until four months later that I made the next blog post and a couple months after that when I figured out that it is better to make regular daily posts instead of bi-weekly Q/A marathons... but here we are, a year after it all began, and I still find and get interesting things to write about...
Of course, I have to take a moment to evaluate exactly what I have achieved and re-evaluate exactly what I want to accomplish...
Ok, so it is time to play with numbers. I decided to take a stroll through all of my blog posts and do a rough "popularity" score of each blog post to see what people like to read. Based on that statistic, some of my most popular blog entries include:
Incidentally, the 401 diagnosis article is also my first 10K blog entry. People really seem to like searching for and then reading it. The other articles are also what I deem to be basic "HOWTO" articles on IIS functionality... and are at the root of most of the frequently asked questions, so having a blog entry to reference has made answering newsgroup questions that much easier. It is kind of cool to just reference blog URLs instead of KB articles. :-)
Believe it or not, it is far easier for me to publish the correct technical information in a blog entry than for me to get that information into a KB article or documentation. The documentation process at Microsoft just plain sucks at all levels:
Anyways, I can rail against that all day long and plan to within a future blog entry. This is just a sampling. ;-)
I guess I should take a quick poll and see what you would like to see me do more/less within this blog... here is your chance to make comments and suggestions. :-) Because otherwise, I will just continue writing about whatever I feel like talking about, in accordance to my blog's tagline...