I received a nudge from a reader I respect who suggested I need to post more regularly to be taken seriously.
“To be perceived as a blogger with time sensitive market insights, you need to have more frequent postings .”
Ouch. The good news and bad news about blogging is unlike old school print magazine column-writing, you can see in real time how many people are reading your blog, where they’re coming from, what they searched to find you, and of course, who’s commenting and the quality of the comments.
The A-list tech bloggers are doing a phenomenal job beating some of the major media to the punch with major developments. There’s even a bit of a sea change going on in the analyst world with leading independent bloggers usurping the stranglehold on influence that the leading industry analyst firms have always wielded. See this story in InformationWeek.
When I told a friend I had all but abandonned the blog of late, he recoiled,
“Abandoned the services market– no way! There’s too much action there!”
Personally, I don’t know how the A-list bloggers do it. Take one of my favorite bloggers, Rod Boothby, who happens to also be a senior guy at E&Y. I’m interviewing Boothby for a story I’m doing right now for GITS, and he told me he’ll be wrapped up with a client all next week. So in addition to some sophisticated management consulting day-job work, he’ll squeeze in my interview (and I’m probably one of many), keep up with everything else going on in the blogosphere, and keep posting terrific content on his blog. It’s superhuman.
Until I learn how to manage my time better, I’ve opted to accept an offer to VLOG– a video blog with a large outsourcing community. Details are coming. I’ll keep you posted. In the VLOG, I’ll be reporting on news, trends, adds/moves/changes in the outsourcing market, some rumors and general musings.