Here is a recursive posting -- a blog about blogging, thoughts on this blogging thing in general.
I’ve been reading through other blogs more and more – to see what others are doing with this and have been intrigued by the concept. One site I stumbled onto is really good, had I known, I might have started over there instead of here.
But as this site here was part of google, it got my attention. Everything google so far has been good. But perhaps this is proof positive that not everything coming from an individual is going to be top notch. Don’t get me wrong, for the price – this blogspot site cannot be beat easily (it is free) but the interface is a little sketchy in places (hint, if you start blogging on this site – do all of your edits else where and just past into the little box and fix up things. Do not rely on that editor to actually have your content when you submit it, been there, done that).
What I like about the ittoolbox blogs is the front page – it is like a newspaper. I’ve read quite a few good articles over there, it is definitely a site I’ll be visiting (and maybe someday move to).
The other blogs I like and have been reading are:
The Oracle Sponge – by David Aldridge. . He has a technical yet funny concept going. And his online practical guide to Oracle Data Warehousing is well done. It is hosted on databasejournal.com and freely accessible to all. Frequently updated, check back often.
The Dizwell Blog – by Howard Rogers, self proclaimed “hero”. Sometimes technical, but many times funny, if you want to see a howler, his April 12th entry was, well – it was exceptional. Moderately updated, check back at least weekly.
Mark Rittman’s Oracle Weblog -- by, well, obviously by Mark. If you are into BI tools and Oracle, that is what Mark is all about. His is mostly a technical blog, but is sprinkled with opinion and pointers to other places. I’ve always found it to be a good read – as far as I can remember, it was the first blog I ever really read. Constantly updated, check back often.
PeteFinnigan.com Limited, for the security conscious amongst us. I was unaware of this blog until a couple of months ago when I got written up myself (grrr). But, he was right and it’s been corrected and has a much lower chance of happening again. Constantly updated, check back often.
And lastly -- Niall’s Oracle Pages. Just musings on the database, the world, commentary. The updates come and go in spurts, check back every now and again…
And another that isn't technically a blog but is a blog in reality. The Jonathan Lewis website. I am so jealous of his ability to write as he does (and he is not a bad speaker either). I hope he has to work really hard at making it look that easy :) But his articles are always a good read and eductional. Didactic sums it up.
So, curious – anyone out there have more to add to the list? They don’t take too long to read and I’m always looking to widen my perspective. I’m not interested in totally technical, marketing like blogs – but rather where a healthy does of opinion and sometimes even attitude is displayed.