Tuesday, November 14, 2006

100,000 more?

18 months.
107 posts.
110,000 reads.

Not too long ago I reacted with humble incredulity that 10,000 people had read what I had to say about Oracle.

Here I am, exactly one year later, and there have been 100,000 more visits. I'm almost afraid to continue, will I be talking about 1,000,000 in November 2007?

I wonder why people are reading my blog because, despite how numerous we are, it seems like every other Oracle blogger knows this material far better than I. So I've taken the time to ask some of you why.

Although it would be nice if someone did me the compliment of disputing my claim, instead it appears that my lack of expertise is part of the appeal. It seems the average Oracle user out there is closer to my level rather than some expert like, say, Laurent Schneider or Jeff Hunter.

Perhaps that makes my work more accessible. The complexities of Oracle often make you feel dumb, so you can come to me to feel smart again. :)

In that vein, I'd like to get some of you started on your own blogs. You may feel intimidated because of all the experts out there, but if anything I'm proof that you don't have to be an Oracle guru to make a contribution.

I think you'd be surprised at just how warm a reception you'll receive no matter what level you're at. If you'd like to give it a try, I'm offering you an audience on my blog. I'd be happy to answer questions, review your first few posts, and invite others here to do the same, until you have decided whether or not blogging is for you.

My contact information is in my profile, I look forward to hearing from you! And thanks for reading!

Comments:
it wouldn't be, maybe, that you're GOOD at explaining things?;-)
 
thats great!!! as always any feedback on my posts will be appreciated.
 
I must agree with the other comment poster - you do explain things well, you give examples, links to other sites/blogs with more info and you keep it concise.
I think being concise the most important thing - it is up to the reader to delve deeper or take the next step and get more info and this is provided by the links you generally include.
All in all, easy reading, interesting topics, to the point - i'll be back.
 
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