Well, my blog has just celebrated its official one year birthday. Happy Birthday, AI3!
In the past year I’ve posted a new entry about every three days (128 total) and about half have a user comment. The posts have been placed into 16 different categories. My posts tend to be much, much longer than a "standard" blog in keeping with my intent to have this site be an early release point for substantive musings and research. In that regard, I rate the site a high success, but it does come at a bit of a cost in packaging what had normally been my own internal drafts.
My Pro Blogging Guide has been very popular, with about 10,000 downloads from various venues (including about 2,500 from this site). The site is ranked about 100,000 in popularity on Technorati, pretty remarkable given its narrow and targeted focus. Thanks!
I find that my posts tend to very episodic. Fortunately, I post when my natural work flow and research dictates. I have certainly read about "blogging burnout" quite a bit in the past year. I suspect that blog authors who see themselves as needing to fufill popular expectations or to build audiences feel such pressures. I just dawdle along, with my own weird musings and according to my own weird muses.
I am very excited about the pending release of my semantic Web expert’s reference portal, SWISHer. It is done and presently resides in the background; I am just working out some publicaton and blog integration details. Stay tuned! For those of you in this space, I think you will find its 200,000 or so definitive articles an invaluable reference library.
Other than SWISHer, I expect more of the same from the AI3 blog in the coming year: a few, long posts per week, most of a research nature or based on analysis, with an occasional PDF or white paper summarizing an active research topic or series of posts.
I’d like to thank you for taking the occasional time to look at my stuff. I again invite all of you to comment and interact as much as you’d like.