Whew !! I finally have a place to maintain all my content. That would be my blog – http://blah.winsmarts.com.
As mentioned before, various categories on my blog feed this page here - http://www.winsmarts.com/Writing.aspx. This way, any article I write, any speaking engagement I may have, is maintained through this one source – my blog.
So why the "Whew!!"?
Because, finally the content migration is over. I am quite sure that in being disorganized over the last year, I must have missed out on posting a few speaking engagements, and articles that I may have written – but I tried to get most of them here. Either way, all future content will now be easy to maintain, and thus will be documented appropriately.
This probably produced a barrage of blog posts. Sorry about that, and thanks for putting up with this one time content movement.
Important points of mention
- In this barrage of posts, I wanted to bring out this post here: SharePoint 2007 for ASP.NET 2.0 Developers: Part 1 & Part 2. This is a series of articles that just got published. If you are an ASP.NET 2.0 developer, and wanted to get a taste test of SharePoint 2007 – you must read these articles.
- I have setup the following additional sections on my blog:
Books Authored: http://blah.winsmarts.com/Books_Authored.aspx
Books Reviewed: http://blah.winsmarts.com/Books_Reviewed.aspx
Articles Written: http://blah.winsmarts.com/Articles_Written.aspx
These are fairly straightforward, but I wanted to take a moment and talk a bit about Book Reviews. Here are my policies for reviewing a book:
- Publishers, Authors have in the past asked me to review their books. Or I may have picked one up from Barnes and Noble and read through it. If I dislike the book, I will post no review. Yes, you heard that right. It takes a lot of work to write a book, I'm an author, and I speak out of experience. I just cannot convince myself to bad mouth anyone who has gone through that effort. I know many of you will disagree with my stance on this, but this is my final decision: If I dislike a book, there will be no review.
- Book reviewing is serious business. This affects your money spending. This affects buying a specific book versus its competitors. I am going to therefore clearly disclose with each published review, what my association with the book was. Was I solicited to review by the author or publisher? Did I pick the book from a shelf at a bookstore? Or was I on the review team of the book. In each review, I will clearly state my association with the book. It's only fair.
Holy moly, I'm tired. Off to snoresville..