4: Blog tip – Not everyone knows what a blog is!

August 10th, 2005

... or RSS, feeds, podcasting, trackbacks or a whole raft of other acronyms, abbreviations and tech terms and it's important to cater for these people too.

I keep an eye on the stats for this and other sites and I'm amazed as to how people find my tiny islands on the web. Search engines are one of my best friends and people come here as a result of typing all sorts of keywords into search engines - many quite normal but some bizarre and very odd indeed.

Because of this I try to cater for everyone. Not everyone is into blogs and blogging (in fact, most "show of hands" polls I've done seem to suggest that many people are quite lost when it comes to the terms surrounding blogs and feeds) and I find that many people who find their way here just come, find what they want and leave, and that's OK by me. This is definitely not a blog for bloggers - everyone is welcome. Others bookmark the site and visit regularly. Some subscribe to the blog to email service I have here provided by Bloglet and get a daily dose of PC Doc in their email inbox.

I remember all the way back to CDF channels technology in Internet Explorer 4 (in fact, we wrote a book on it that never hit the shelves!) and ever since getting deep into that I've been wary of trying to lock people into a particular way of surfing the web or a specific way to view my content. Give people choices and they're generally much happier in the long run.

In the words of Oleta Adams, "I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can"!

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