Just a reminder that today is the last day that you are able to vote for your favorite virtualization blogs! Now I’m not saying get over there and vote for me, but, well, yes I am! Actually no, try and place your vote based on the suggestions that Mr. Eric Siebert has given below. There are now over 200 blogs on the voters ballot – craziness, that’s a lot of information being shared, so go have a look and be sure to get your picks in. You can follow the link here to see Eric’s post on the voting process, and as well, while you are there be sure to check out Eric’s blog, in particular his vLaunchpad – a complete listing of all the blogs out there.. Awesome stuff! I know that this takes a ton of work to put together, categorize blogs, tally votes, find RSS feeds and whatnot so hats off to Eric.
As promised here is the criteria in which to base your votes on!
- Longevity – Anyone can start a blog but it requires dedication, time & effort to keep it going. Some bloggers start a blog only to have it fall to the wayside several months later. Things always come up in life but the good bloggers keep going regardless of what is happening in their life.
- Length – It’s easy to make a quick blog post without much content, nothing wrong with this as long as you have good content in the post that people will enjoy. But some bloggers post pretty long detailed posts which takes a lot of time and effort to produce. The tip of the hat goes to these guys that burn the midnight oil trying to get you some great detailed information.
- Frequency – Some bloggers post several times a week which provides readers with lots of content. This requires a lot of effort as bloggers have to come up with more content ideas to write about. Frequency ties into length, some do high frequency/low length, some do low frequency/high length, some do both. They’re all good and require a lot of time and effort on the bloggers part.
- Quality – It all comes down to whats in the blog post regardless of how often or how long the blog posts are. After reading a blog post if you come away with learning something that you did not previously know and it benefits you in some way then you know you are reading a quality post. Good quality is usually the result of original content, its easy to re-hash something previously published elsewhere, the good bloggers come up with unique content or put their own unique spin on popular topics.