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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I know that you say you've now closed your blog, but I think you are giving up too soon. You had a couple of good posts (such the Moose dissection), and more stuff like that would be nice.

    The one line announcements you post to use.perl aren't compelling, so maybe you could write more than that you have a new post to interest people in following the link. To get your blog noticed, you have to talk about it (not just mention it) everywhere. Comment on other people's blogs that you found the solution to their

    • True; I'm impatient and easily frustrated. And I did not know about Perlsphere. And your idea about promoting via comments on other blogs is interesting; I hadn't thought about that. But then, like I said, I didn't want to link-spam just to get noticed.

      And I see your point about the non-compelling one-liners, however I believe the objective - as expressed in perlbuzz and by Schwern - was to have more Perl sites. My posts weren't that long to begin with, so to excerpt them to get people to look at the blog isn't that simple. And of course I could just post to use.perl, but then there wouldn't be a separate Perl site.

      Realistically, having n smalltime bloggers promoting their sites is a lot of effort. Well-known Perl blogs could ease the situation by maybe just telling their readers about new Perl blogs.

      Even better would be if it was possible to embed the planet.perl.org (or some other aggregators's) feed on well-known sites such as use.perl and perlbuzz. That way it is not necessary to cross-post one-liners to use.perl.

      • I see your point about the non-compelling one-liners

        FWIW, I had noticed them and deliberately ignored them. I consider it spam.

        Also FWIW, I disagree with the idea of spawning other sites. I like this site because of its high ratio of good quality posts.

      • I've started to write a longer post about it in my blog [szabgab.com] but right now I am quite busy with other stuff so I say just a few words, though I might just repeat what brian d foy [perl.org] said.
        • Don't be afraid from some level of cross posting, that is post here links here and elsewhere to your blog.
        • Sometimes post here a full entry with links to your blog.
        • Write stuff that is interesting to you.
        • Link to other places.
        • Ask others (even in e-mail) to link to your site/blog whatever.
        • Lots of patience.
        • People are busy. Ofte
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