Blogtober – Tech Edition

This is an exciting time of year.  VMworld US has come to an end, and the focus is about to shift to VMworld Europe.  Before long, Systems Engineers around the world are going to start taking what they have learned and applying them to their jobs.  With all the fantastic new subject matter the industry has thrust upon us, what better time to dust off the old Smith Corona (or laptop) and kick out some community content?

I have decided we should kick off a #Blogtober campaign for the tech / virtualization community.  Why am I doing this?  Three reasons:

  • I can’t tell you how many folks are interested in increasing their visibility in the community.  Many indicated they WANTED to blog, but just needed a bit of a push to do it.
  • As I said, this time of year is like Christmas for techs.  There are many industry conferences occurring, and what better time to blog about what you have learned?
  • vExpert 2017 – I maintain that the VMware vExpert award winners are fantastic producers of content.  Most vExperts started small, whether it be presenting at their first VMUG, standing up their first blog, or simply starting a conversation at a local meetup like vBeers.  These folks were not vExperts when they started out, and giving the future producers of vCommunity content a reason to start producing, will only help us all!

Anyway, here is what I would like to do:

  • http://www.blogtober.net is now a thing.  It is a link to this blog post.
  • If you would like to participate in Blogtober, feel free to comment on this post, with a link to your blog!  I will try to compile a list of blogs in a more consumable format, below.
  • Participating in Blogtober means you commit to creating 5 blog posts during the month of October!

Here is an early list of bloggers that are in for #Blogtober.  Please note, some of these folks are getting back to blogging or starting new blogs!  If there isn’t a ton of content, they have pledged there will be come October!

Who’s next??  As I said, shoot a comment in at the bottom and you will be added to the blogroll.

OctoberBlogtober is only a few weeks away, so start working on your content.  I know I will!

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32 Comments

  1. Eric Allione

    Hello, this is @vNetworking. I pulled most all of my blog content on CustomNet.com for being outdated so it is extremely empty right now. I commit to 5+ posts during October. It is a forum that I use as a “blog” platform.

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      Welcome, Eric! I’ll get your site on the blogroll.

      Reply
  2. Jeremy Ey (@kayakerscout)

    Matt,
    This is great! Count me in for Blogtober, https://quirkyvirtualization.net. I should have a couple of new posts this week and then I’ll start planning some Blogtober posts. Additionally, thanks for organizing this.

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      You bet. Thanks, Jeremy!

      Reply
  3. Colin Westwater

    I will participate – http://www.vgemba.net

    I have an idea on a series, so this will make me write it up.

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      Thanks, Colin!

      Reply
  4. Aaron Strong

    I’m down with Blogtober! Do the 5 articles have to be VMware focused only?

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      They can be VMware / virtualization-based, but making sure it is a technical blog is the only real suggestion!

      Reply
  5. Venkatesh Sekar

    I am in 🙂 virtuallysekar.com

    Reply
  6. Nick Carbone

    I’m in! http://vcarbs.com

    Reply
  7. matt (Post author)

    Welcome, Aaron, Venkatesh and Nick!

    Reply
  8. Chestin Hay

    I’m game for this! https://letsv4real.com/

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      Done. Thanks, Chestin!

      Reply
  9. Richard Arnold

    Lets do this! https://d8taDude.com

    @d8taDude

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      Thanks, Richard!

      Reply
  10. Scott Driver

    You the man Matt! I’m excited to be participating!

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      Rock on. Thanks, Scott!

      Reply
  11. Stephen Owens

    New to blogging here, and just now getting started in the community. This is a great opportunity for me to grow! I’m in.

    https://thevirtualboi.wordpress.com/

    Reply
    1. matt (Post author)

      Welcome, Stephen!

      Reply
  12. Ray Olander

    Hi Matt! In the past I’ve only been able to muster a blog posting here and there. This challenge is the perfect inspiration for me to work on being more active with my writing. As always, thanks for your continuous efforts to support and empower the community!

    https://virtuallyuseful.wordpress.com/
    @virtuallyuseful

    Reply
  13. Rebecca

    Count me in. technicloud.com

    Reply
  14. Ian Noble

    looking forward to meeting you #blogtober

    https://www.iannoble.co.uk
    @iannoble

    Reply
  15. Chad Roth

    New to blogging as well and realizing the importance of community more and more each day!
    I’m hearing the Captain Planet intro in my head all of a sudden. “The Power of vCommunity combined…”

    @chaderoth

    Reply
  16. Mike Chouinard

    It took me a week to settle on a name and buy a domain… I guess now I have to actually populate it with content!

    https://thecloudybeer.com
    @chewievt

    Reply
  17. Abdullah Abdullah
  18. Dee Abson

    +1 for #Blogtober. It’ll be a great warm-up for #vdm30in30 in November!

    Canadian bloggers remember that you can use your (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend to crank out some post-age!

    https://teebeedee.org // @deeabson

    Reply
  19. Tim Smith

    Matt – add me to the list as well. Tim Smith -https://tsmith.co

    Reply
  20. Jason Davidson

    Great call Matt! Please count me in – Brand new blog just setup (zero content): http://8bitvirtual.net @jasonbdavidson

    Reply
  21. Jon Hildebrand

    I commented on Twitter, but I guess I’ll make it official. Feel free to add me to the list. @snoopj123 on Twitter; snoopj.wordpress.com for the blog.

    Reply
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  23. Tim

    I’m in! @ALDTD vTimD.com

    Reply
  24. Azarya

    Count me in Matt.

    http://Shaulov.us

    Reply

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