If you’re reading this blog you’re probably aware that I’m new to the whole blog thing. After WinHEC 2005 I tried to sell my team on a team blog as a way of making the issues and solutions we’re working with a specific customer on readily available to all of our customers. Unfortunately I wasn’t successful. In the process, however, I convinced myself of the value of a blog for the Windows Driver Kit so much that I felt I had to give it a try on my own. The more work I put into my blog the more sold I’ve become on the value of blogging.
One of the resources I’ve relied on is a blog you’ll find in my blog roll, Naked Conversations. Chapter 1 is the best essay I’ve seen in regards to describing why blogging has real power. Time will tell if it is really the paradigm shift the authors suggest it is or a passing fad. If I had read chapter 1 two moths ago I probably would have chuckled, quit reading half way through and considered it a very big over-reach. Having spent some time in the blogsphere now I’m somewhat skeptical that blogs will prove to be a paradigm shift on the level of horseless carriages, telephones and the world wide web. However, I’m more and more open to that possibility.
If you’re writing a blog, please let me know what resources you’re relying on.
I’ve read parts of most of the chapters that have been posted to this point. I’m starting today with chapter 1 and reading all of the posted chapters in order beginning-to-end. I’ll be posting my thoughts and comments as I progress through the chapters.