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Break New Ground

Setting up your OTN blog

Bob Rhubart
Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team

In the last couple of days I have responded to several emails from Oracle-acquired BEA people who noticed that this blog is now live, and want to set up their own OTN blogs. In the hope that I can head off any more such messages, here's what you have to do:

  1. Go to blogs.oracle.com
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Click Activate my account (in the New to blogs.oracle section)
  4. Complete and submit the form. You will be notified by email when your account is activated. Then...
  5. Repeat Steps 1 and 2.
  6. Click Request a new blog
  7. Complete and submit the form. You will be notified by email when your blog is ready.

Once your blog is ready you'll probably want to spend some time tweaking the About section and other modules. There's a lot of information in this FAQ.

Note: Only Oracle employees are eligible for OTN blogs. However, OTN has an extensive list of non-employee blogs, so those who are now or plan to blog on relevant topics are welcome to add their blogs to the list available on the OTN Wiki.

For those interested in migrating content from their BEA blogs, I've documented a process that uses Windows Live Writer. As you can see, I'm in the process of migrating and updating some of my old stuff.

 

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Madhu sudhan Monday, July 7, 2008
    Hello Bob,
    I tried to follow the procedure given above. It throws up the following error :(.
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    Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
    Please contact the server administrator, you@your.address and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Oracle-Application-Server-10g/10.1.2.0.2 Oracle-HTTP-Server Server at blogs.oracle.com Port 80
  • Bob Rhubart Tuesday, July 8, 2008
    Madhu, I've heard from several people who have encountered the same issue. The problem is that only Oracle employees are eligible to set up OTN blogs. Apparently I did not make this clear in my posts. My apologies for any confusion.
    However, your insight and opinions are important to the OTN community, so I urge you to set up a blog on Blogger or one of the other services, and then add your blog to the list of non-employee blogs: http://wiki.oracle.com/page/List+of+Oracle-related+blogs
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