The Federated Search Blog is a little over a year and a half old. The blog has been quite successful in reaching over 800 readers. But, something that has been nagging at me is the (self-imposed) pressure to publish frequently. I have usually maintained a pace of three articles a week, of varying lengths and degrees of depth. I’m shifting the focus of the blog to producing more well-researched in depth articles.
What it will take to publish more research-intensive articles is more time, which I have a limited amount of. I spend roughly eight hours a week on the blog. And, as you might imagine, the blog is not my only commitment. So, I’m going to rebalance those eight hours to give me time to focus on writing roughly one in depth article per week. I will also publish very short articles of noteworthy news – snippets if you will.
I’m looking forward to this change and I hope that you are as well. My desire is to cover the federated search industry with more authority. To accomplish this, of course, I will need to deepen my relationships with a number of you who follow this blog and with other experts who don’t. Bloggers generally fall into two categories, experts and reporters. I’m somewhere in between. By engaging more fully with a number of experts who have offered their industry insights I look forward to including more of that expert coverage.
I have a long list of interesting topics to cover and, through this “reorganization,” I’ll have time to explore and share them.
What do you think of the change? What in depth subjects would you like to see covered?
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