After doing this blog for almost three years I have came to a conclusion that I need to take a step back, and re-focus a bit and manage the content a bit more. To do this, I am making a few changes, don't worry not only will you keep getting the same quality of content, but you will start seeing more content and a better organization system behind the scenes. Overall this is a three step process, each phase of the changes will be outlined below.
Changes to Blogging on MitchelSellers.com
The first stage of change here is working to solidify the types of articles that will continue to be published via the communication channel. I will continue blogging about .NET and DotNetNuke technical topics, as well as product reviews. Therefore trying to stay with a more technical focus.
In addition to this, as part of becoming a C# MVP, you will start to see more C# articles here as well.
New Blog at IowaComputerGurus.com
The second stage of change is the introduction of a new blog on the company website, IowaComputerGurus.com. This blog will become the new home for the best practices, case study, and "doing business" blog articles. Trying to focus a bit on the proper implementation/leveraging of both the .NET and DotNetNuke platforms from a business perspective. These articles will be less technical in nature and are geared more towards doing business, we hope to include success stories of DotNetNuke implementations as well.
NOTE: if you are an existing IowaComputerGurus customer and would like your project featured in a case study on the new blog, please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final stage of change will come from a future "tutorial aggregation" system. This will be a new place for the storage of items that are currently being posted to this blog that are much more directly "tutorial" related; items such as the DotNetNuke installation, upgrade, backup and restore tutorials. Right now, although very popular articles these are a bit harder for individuals to identify and access.
The exact plan and home of this new system is unknown, therefore, all blogs of this nature that are created will be tagged with the "Tutorials" tag, so they can still be easily identified.
As with any change, some people will not like the direction that things are going, I welcome comments and suggestions on better ways to manage this information. Otherwise, stay tuned for future blogs and announcements.