I launched this blog seven months and two days ago with this post. I’m delighted with the readership, the comments, and the participation and there are some great things in store for the rest of 2008 and beyond.

The article base is strong and growing. It currently includes:

  • 21 basics articles
  • 42 viewpoint articles
  • a number of reviews, technology and industry news articles
  • a few fun articles

I’m pretty excited that this blog is the second result on Google for “federated search”, both with and without the quotes. Guess who #1 is? Wikipedia.

According to Feedburner, the subscriber base is strong. While we peaked at 424 subscribers a week ago, June has been a pretty flat month, but the climb up to June has been pretty steep. I’m grateful to each of you that reads the blog.

In March I reported on the 10 most popular blog posts. Here’s the updated list:

  1. Proxy servers and federated search
  2. Google to stop crawling the web: will federate it instead
  3. Federated Search: The year in review
  4. Federated search: 10 unrealistic expectations
  5. One-stop access to multiple federated search applications
  6. What determines quality of search results?
  7. OpenTranslators announcement raises questions
  8. Consolidation in federated search: ProQuest acquires WebFeat
  9. It’s a contest! Predict the future of federated search
  10. What is clustering?

So, I can’t see a pattern in the above list. Can you? What kinds of articles do you want to see?

Blog sponsor Deep Web Technologies and I have some great things planned related to the writing contest. Also, I’m planning to move into podcasting very soon. And, I’ve been giving more attention to the Federated Search Press Release Blog. I’ve been publishing more releases lately and 12 companies are included so far. So, if you haven’t checked out our sister blog lately, take a look and subscribe if you like what you see. And, let me know about relevant press releases.

What do you want to see in this blog? What works for you? What doesn’t?

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