Your Blog Needs You!
By Tim Dexter on Nov 02, 2007
I have been looking at the blog stats over the last 6 months - it's funny, Mon-Thurs numbers are huge, well Im happy with them. According to the stat counter on the site, this blog is getting between 2-5000 hits a day. Thats not bad in my opinion, for a product that is not that 'big' and a blog that is technical in nature - it's not often that you will get a 'world according to Dexter' diatribe here.
So Mon-Thurs are great, Friday is a sloooow day - we halve our numbers most weeks. I guess I lose you folks in the Asian contingent from the readership if I post too late in the day. Hence, you may have noticed that Friday posts are light on the ground or are a little 'fluffy' in nature - not that Im chasing hits and only want to write when I know Im going to be read. Far from it - I view the blog as a resource that you folks can use - it gets news out there, it supplements the official documentation and is fun to write ... most of the time.
I have received several emails recently thanking me for the content and how it helps - that is great, thats exactly what I wanted the blog to be. Now, I want to get more content thats useful to you out there. Sometimes I indulge myself and will write up some demo project I have been working on - for instance, not many of you will be interested in the data entry via PDF series I wrote up a while back - whereas the recent 'Where's my Total' set of posts got me loads of feedback.
With that in mind you will see two new 'departments' on the blog - 'Newbies' and 'Hints and Tips'. You can probably guess whats going to be in those two - but I would also like to get some inputs from you dear reader. What topics would be useful to you? Are you a newbie and need newbie stuff? or are you more experienced and want push the boundaries of the product and need some help?
I guess we have readers across the board but I want to hear from you, thats an order people get commenting or mailing!