Often times a lot of work has gone into the creation of an article, tutorial or other item and unless someone takes the time to actually e-mail the author (if they can find the email address) the author is left wondering, “Did that help anyone?” or “Did anyone actually see it?”.
These are of course important indicators for the author in order to gauge the effectivness of their work. Now some webloggers have already figured out this little “tip” and have done so, the last instance I can remember was from Sergio. He wrote an article (OK I co-authored but that’s not the point) and once the article was published on SDN, by our really cool “Content Team” he was then able to create an additional weblog on the topic to bring attention to the article. This served a few different purposes but mainly it was to give users a chance to send feedback and comments regarding the content of the article.
Sergio wrote this BSP In-Depth: Model Data Binding for this article and then jumped over to the Business Server Pages (BSP) forum and posted a reply to this ;\ New BSP Weblogs thus letting a whole bunch of people know about the article. For more information about this thread please take a look SDN Tips: “Weblogs Related to…”.
Now all of this “going here going there” paid off for Sergio and myself with some great feedback as well as an e-mail from Thomas Jung with some additional for the article.