By user13366078 on Feb 23, 2010
As you know, I've moved this blog into an independent webspace and relaunched it as "Constant Thinking" about six weeks ago. Check it out, it's at constantin.glez.de. Here's a short "status report" after about 6 weeks of independent blogging:
One of my goals for my new blog is to achieve 500 RSS subscribers by summer (Yes, you're invited, too :)). You see, as a blogger, my lifebread is the number of people who regularly read my blog. That's how we bloggers feel rewarded for what we do: Every single RSS subscriber, every comment, every piece of feedback is like a pat on our shoulder, a drop of endorphine in our blood, a carrot... Well, you get the picture. Little things please little minds :).
In this case, my old blog has about 550 subscribers and I want you all to show up on my new blog as well. No, I won't just redirect the feed, that would feel like cheating and I'd never know if I deserved all those subscribers for my new blog or not (after all, you might just follow this blog just because it's a Sun blog, not because of is content).
So first of all, a big "Thank You!" to the more than 160 people who chose to follow my new blog's RSS feed. This is greatly appreciated!
To the other 390 or so, here's what you've probably been missing:
- My new blog is based on Drupal. I learned a lot while setting it up, and so there's one article about Blogging platforms and why I chose Drupal plus another one about "How To Get Drupal To Work Through Strato's SSL Reverse Proxy". I plan to write more Drupal related articles as I tweak the installation more and more. For example, I still need to set up a tag cloud, an archive and probably a nicer looking theme. You know, these things never are quite finished.
- OpenSolaris and Home Servers continue to be among my favourite themes for writing articles and so there's one on "Home Server: RAID-GREED and Why Mirroring is Still Best" and another on "Seven Useful OpenSolaris ZFS Home Server Tips", two of the most popular entries.
- Ebook technologies (Readers, formats, publisher wars) are a new hobby of mine and so there's a piece on "Ebook Thoughts: What Are Ebooks And What Are They Not?" and just so you ebook reader doesn't feel empty, another one on "3 Cool Science Fiction Thrillers to Prepare You for the Future (Plus a Bonus One)". I'm carrying some more thoughts in my head that need to be written down, so stay tuned...
- Finally, as an SE working for an IT company, I occasionally write about job matters. For example, I have a tutorial for you on "How To Properly Cut An Image From A PDF Into Your Presentation Or Blog" and even some career advice: "How to Add Creativity to Your Technology Career and Save Yourself from Automation and Outsourcing"
I hope you'll find these articles interesting and useful. Feel free to get more Technology Thoughts and add "Constant Thinking" to your RSS reader. I'm looking forward to your comments and feedback!