I have taken about 10 months off to work on two projects, one a cloud computing book covering Amazon Web Services and pushed that out as an e-book over on Kindle. I am also working on a compilation of Google Hacks (Google Dorks) that is up to about 10,000 known Google searches for finding cool stuff on the internet. The strange part is that as I wrote my last serious blog entry over on ITToolbox, I pretty much so knew that these two projects along with a work schedule of 80 hours a week would pretty much so consume my time. As I am winding down these two projects and getting ready to turn the Google Dorks over to a very awesome free Google dork recovery tool I was contacted by Toolbox to let me know that I was in the top 10 bloggers for 2012.
The problem then is that I didn’t blog much after April 2012, but I had 120,000 page views anyways.
Most people think of blogging as an ephemeral issue, one where we are responding to the events of the day, but I am finding that what I wrote about Hadoop, Amazon Web Services (some going back to 2008), hacking and hacking culture has retained popularity long past the events that originally spurred the original blog entry.
This is the long tail in action, but what is more surprising is that more people are not talking about Cloud Computing, hacking, and hacking culture.
How durable is your blogging?
Are you saying things and writing things that people will want to see for a good long time? Long past the original issues, ideas, and thoughts that cropped up and you were writing about?
Something to think about as you pound out those blog entries, how durable will it be? Are you going after the now, or are you writing for the decade?
But I am also getting back into blogging; I plan on serializing my cloud computing book once the videos are done for it, and talking about Google Hacking, risk, hacking and hacking culture just a little bit more than I have been lately.
Amazon Web Services, Google, Google Hacks, Google Search, Hacker (computer security), search, Search Engines