Hugh MacLeod, author of the gapingvoid blog/comics today posted an "Important Announcement" in which he comments on how his consulting business has been both the beneficiary of his microbranding/blogging efforts and has taken his focus away from microbranding/blogging.
I too have been having the same scenario play out regarding my blogging and podcasting efforts as I've recently gone "dark" for a few months working on Microsoft Software-plus-Services Blueprints. As Hugh opines, it's recently been on my mind that it was time to re-think the value of the seemingly "frivolous" blogging/podcasting hours I've been slacking up on.
I recently posted my full thoughts over on my personal blog: http://www.independentinnovation.net
Here, it's time to ramp up the discussion about Software-plus-Services Blueprints!
Three weeks ago we released the Software-plus-Services Blueprints Manager and the first Software-plus-Services Blueprint (Outlook + Services) via Codeplex (http://www.codeplex.com/ssblueprints).
This coming week we will be releasing example Outlook add-ins built on top of Outlook + Services as well as continue moving forward on the development of additional blueprints. You can follow all the action by visiting the main "landing page" over on Channel9: https://channel9.msdn.com/blueprints