Oracle Bloggers, Take Down This Wall
By oracletechnet on Apr 30, 2007
The public discussion re: Oracle blogging continues, with insightful posts today from Brian Duff (employee) and Doug Burns (nonemployee).
I'm pleased with myself that I brought this up because I've been getting a lot of good feedback and advice from the community. I still stand by my original point - which is essentially that Oracle's blogging community is largely ignored (often for the wrong reasons) -- but am also fully aware that we have our own work to do.
This AM, Paul Vallee sent me a formula that based on his experience could really help us break this wall down. Here it is; if you are an Oracle blogger (employee and nonemployee alike), you should take it to heart:
- For every 3 blog posts you write about your own stuff, write one that
links and discusses another blogger's post.
- For every blog post you write, post two comments in the comments
section of another blogger's post.
- Maintain a blogroll linking to external parties with your favorite
Update: Vince McBurney has done a very interesting analysis of Oracle Blogs (which I mostly agree with). I commented that we are in the process of migrating the blogs.oracle.com homepage to otnsemanticweb.oracle.com, which will make for a much cooler homepage.