I got an email today from the owner of all the MSDN columns, telling me that if I wasn’t able to produce a column every other month, my column would be put on probation, and then cancelled.
I’m frankly surprised it took this long – the whole essence of a column or any other periodical is that it is just that – periodical. The combination of me writing a blog and spending a lot of time doing PM stuff has meant that my column has been neglected. June, September, and February does not a periodical column make.
I’m looking for some comments on how to spend my time. If I decided to try to keep the column alive, it would definitely take away from the time that I spend blogging. If I let the column go, I still have the opportunity to write articles for MSDN, but I wouldn’t have to do it on a schedule.