My recent and future blog usage – “Action Blogging”

Usage of my blog has been sporadic the past few weeks. This is mostly due to not being able to effectively blog at work, because for some reason, Blogjet is not able to communicate properly through our proxy.

Probably for the same reason RSS Bandit wont collect feeds here, so I use Bloglines for my RSS browsing at work now.

I have actually opened a call on the issue, and the network guys will be looking into it when they can; I told them it was ultra low priorty. But the guy agreed that if it was an issue for me, it was bound to be a future issue for others, and if there was a problem with web-service access over the proxy, it was something they shoudl look into, regardless of the above-lying application. I couldn’t agree more, finally someone in this company thinking outside the box, what a relief, I was starting to think I was the only one! 😉

The past few weeks I have been reexamining my blog usage and where I want to go with it. One thing that really rang a bell was what I believe was John Udell, that said on this weekends Gillmore Gang. He talked about action-based blogging as an aspect of blogging that is proving increasingly usefull as an online resource.

I have been doing this for a while without realising it, and have only come to realise how usefull some of my posts are, when I start to see my blog post popup at the top of Google’s rankings, because a certain issue is relatively undocumented on the web. Examples of this are this post on RSoP (no solution yet), this post on restoring Outlook Web Access on IIS, or this one on Explorer Filetype behaviour (also not solved yet.. damnit).

Considdering the usefullness of above posts, both to me and the tech community at large, I am going to ‘take better care’ of these posts.
They all share a basic common theme.. as in they discribe a problem I have encountered in real life tech, and a solution if I have found it.
I might turn them into what .text discribes as articles, like I did with the WUS tryout…. but it might be best to simply catagorize them under a seperate name.. like In The Trenches 😉  .. or something.  I could even add the words ‘unsolved’ or ‘solved’ at the back of the topic titles.