Recently I have seen a spurt of blogs that describe step by step process of doing some technical task – e.g. how to set up a system for xyz task, configuration settings and so on. Now, ideally that belongs to documentation. But as we all know, documentations seldom describe the practical aspects that we face in our day to day work. The documentation is more about standard behaviour of software rather than the tricky things that we encounter almost everyday. But thanks to the enthusiastic community members who like to share their experiences, one search on the community lists out several solutions for the trickiest of problems. You can get the answers on forums, articles, wikis and sometimes blogs.
So similarly in the community, it would be great if all of us understand what content would be appropriate to be an article or even part of a wiki, versus what comes as a blog. Wouldn’t that make things a little structured in the collosal amounts of information that we have on SCN?
Well, that’s my opinion so I blogged about it. Hope that other community members also feel the same way and those who don’t, can at least give it some thought!