Yesterday I posted on Developer vs “the others”.I started to notice lots of comments coming in and then a serious number of page views - probably 10 times my norm.
The reason was it ended up on reddit. This was all rather fascinating for me – I have never been on reddit before…
It is not my usual type of post. It is a post I have been meaning to do for a while and realised it would be something quite different for this 4 year old blog. It was an exercise to see what would happen next if I did it.
What did I learn? The impact of reddit (or any of those similar sites) is you suddenly get a lot of folks turn up on your blog who will literally read just that one post (I tend to read other stuff by the author – but maybe that is just me). They then can draw a huge number of conclusions about you as an individual from that one post. Impressive. Some can do this just by reading other peoples comments about you – without even reading your post. Very impressive.
I am therefore (in no particular order") – a “useless developer”, “have a heck of chip on my shoulder”, “loser, self centered donothing”, “suck”, “smug and arrogant” :-) (Ho hum – it is my review next week)
I learnt a lot about how a post like this would be perceived. Very useful.
Finally a few comments: