Sunday, June 4, 2017

Top vBlog 2017 - Time to Choose the Top Blogs in the Virtualization Space!

Eric Siebert recently opened the Top vBlog 2017 voting on vSphere-Land. Like every year, it is important that we vote the best in business to keep the bloggers motivated. So let's pay back from the community to the bloggers by showing some love for their content and efforts.

It is a democratic process and hence I would not share the list of people I have voted for as this might influence your decision ;-)

Here are a few things to keep in mind while voting. (Copying from Eric's post)

  • Longevity – Anyone can start a blog but it requires dedication, time & effort to keep it going. Some bloggers start a blog only to have it fall to the wayside several months later. Things always come up in life but the good bloggers keep going regardless of what is happening in their life.
  • Length – It’s easy to make a quick blog post without much content, nothing wrong with this as long as you have good content in the post that people will enjoy. But some bloggers post pretty long detailed posts which takes a lot of time and effort to produce. The tip of the hat goes to these guys that burn the midnight oil trying to get you some great detailed information.
  • Frequency – Some bloggers post several times a week which provides readers with lots of content. This requires a lot of effort as bloggers have to come up with more content ideas to write about. Frequency ties into length, some do high frequency/low length, some do low frequency/high length, some do both. They’re all good and require a lot of time and effort on the bloggers part.
  • Quality – It all comes down to whats in the blog post regardless of how often or how long the blog posts are. After reading a blog post if you come away with learning something that you did not previously know and it benefits you in some way then you know you are reading a quality post. Good quality is usually the result of original content, its easy to re-hash something previously published elsewhere, the good bloggers come up with unique content or put their own unique spin on popular topics.

Last year a few folks told me that it was difficult to find my blog, this year around Eric has stacked rank the top 50 blogs and vXpress (35) can be found right on the first page.

A special thanks to Eric for the efforts he puts in this activity and of-course the sponsors who support the community bloggers with their sponsorship for this event.

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