I got an email from the people at blogged this afternoon, to say that they had recently rated my “World of IT Blog” with a score of 8.3. This means I made it into the top 10 in the Information Technology Section alongside sites like the awesome Tech Crunch.
The rating is based on frequency of updates, relevance of content, site design and writing style.
This is immensely flattering for me, not only because i’m human and everyone likes to hear that their peers appreciate their work, but also because I always struggled in English classes at school, (spelling was never my strength, in fact I failed my o’level english a couple of times before eventually passing).
I started the world of IT blog about a year ago, mainly to see how the technology worked and to experiment with various forms of social networking because it was becoming more and more important to my work in IT. But have kept it up because I kind of enjoy writing it (althouth lately I have not had time to update it as often as I would of liked). Hopefully this rating will be the motivation I needed to update more regularly.
During the last year have been asked to write a couple of pieces for technology section of the local paper (The Journal), I have enjoyed this immensely, its been great to work with pro writer and to get their feed back on my articles (my thanks to Lewis Harrison). I have also been lucky enough to get to preview and offer advice on a series of articles on web 2.0 by Justin Souter in b.daily , this was another enlightening process, watching how ideas grow and develop as we discussed them. I like to think that these experiences have helped improve my writing generally and are improving the experience for you the reader.
I’d like to finish by thanking Blogged for the rating, the many other Tech Bloggers out there (you’re doing a great job!) and of course you my audience for your support and feedback (do please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the blog and any improvements or change you’d like to see!)