over 125,000 developers in less than 6 months


Well, it’s my job to ‘reach’ developers, so I track this stuff (i.e. number of attendees at my events, blog hits etc…) – it’s amazing to me that I’ve contacted over 125,000 of you in the five months that I’ve been onboard as a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft.

Below is a chart showing my blog hits.  Now I’m not the number one MSDN MSAM presenter blogger – that honor goes to my colleague in NorCal, Anand Iyer.  However, his traffic generation techniques are a bit strong (even for me!) – posting his cell phone number and kissing Rory.

SoCalDevGal blog hits in 2007

No awards for me – but I do pay attention to what people like – Seventh Annual Weblog Awards

Of course I pay the most attention to what you tell me you want.  It seems you like links to cool, new stuff and fun videos the most.  So, look for more of that here.  I’ve also got a few ideas of my own – so subscribe if you haven’t already, I’ll be using more new ways to communicate and share information with you in the near future.

Comments (1)

  1. Dick Carlson says:

    So — did you wash your hands after you "reached" all these developers?  There could be Red Bull or Fritos residue on your hands, and that might make it difficult to get through airport security.

    I’m not a developer, but I’d like to hear more about what feedback you get from the actual customers in the field — what are they doing for their clients, what new technologies are really going well and which are harder to sell.  How has the "drag and drop" style of coding changed their lives — less drudgery, more high-level design?

    And what are the big concerns in the SoCal (I suppose we could also call it LoCal) area — is it offshore coders, getting paid by failing startups, finding / keeping clients, ???