For those of you who haven’t paid close attention or are new to the virtualization blog game, Eric Seibert over at vSphere-land.com sets up voting for the top virtualization blogs each year. It seems like the amount of blogs grows more and more each year as new bloggers join the conversation and start putting out great content. My vDestination blog, which does not come close to competing with the heavy hitters, came in 3 places better this year at #114 out of 320 blogs. I garnered 29 total votes, so I wanted to take this blog post to thank all of you who took the time to vote for my blog! I’m humbled that anyone is reading my blog, I try to put out good content that I think people will read, some super technical stuff, mixed with less technical posts and some fluff every now and again. Also, I’d like to take this blog post to apologize for my lack of blogging this year, it’s been a super busy year with my new job and a very demanding client. I’ve never worked more hours or been more busy with my day job in all 15 years of my employment history. Thanks for sticking around, reading and following me on Twitter.
What’s to come?
I have some really great things happening on my blog going forward from where it is today. I’ve gained a couple great new guest bloggers/contributors who have graciously agreed to join the blog and share their talents/knowledge with the world through vDestination.com. First off, my good friend from Costa Rica, Larry Gonzalez has really been working hard on the vLATAM page of vDestination along with Celia Cristaldo. Nick Fritcsh of VMware has been recently posting some good content, as evidenced by his EMC World Discount post! Thanks Nick! I’ve also been building a good relationship with Ravi Venkatasubbaiah and he’s come on board and start writing for vDestination. It’s very exciting to have these bloggers onboard and I’m looking forward to 2014 being our best year yet. We a little late to start but you’ll start seeing a bunch of good content coming down the pipe.
I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be rolling out a new blog format, feel and look on vDestination here in the very near future. I’ve been chained by hosting on WordPress.com so I’m looking forward to self hosting, thanks to all that have helped me realize I need to self host. The new site will be easier on the eyes, easier to navigate and fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and possibly more social networking sites in an attempt to reach as many readers as possible. I spend time and money on my blog in an effort to share my knowledge with others who might be looking. A good majority of my first few months of virtualization work was spent hopelessly digging through blogs looking for help to get me where I need to be.
Again, a big thanks to all my readers and followers, I appreciate all of your questions and comments, please keep them coming!
Greg W. Stuart