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Craig Asks for another call to action


Of course with conference season upon us, one would think that the blogosphere would be PACKED with posts but sadly, Rick was one of the only ones who jumped on it.

But part of the issue I find with Tiobe is: which counts more? VFP, FoxPro, Fox, etc? As well, other tracking sites just don't do some of us justice. Don't try looking for FoxPro in technorati - it never shows recent posts from me , as well as others - despite my being one of the first FoxPro people to sign up.

Check out the posts regarding the great XFRX tool.

But on a more serious front, what can one do?

1. Add your posts and links of interest to It's a free tagging service and it does increase buzz (which is really what TIOBE is all about)

2. Post any and all of your thoughts on the matter. I will bet that 90% of FoxPro developers are a lot like J Osborn who may feel a bit guilty, but has the right idea about posting about what they're doing.

3. User group members : BLOG about your meetings. It's not enough just to put it onto FoxCentral - tell us what happened (even if it was Vista blowing up). UGs do a great job of advertising their meetings but not enough about what went on. I can appreciate it's part of the reason for the memberships but there's a lot to show and talk about these days.

4. Podcasters: Where are your podcasts? Oh, yeah, that's me. Sorry - been really busy - no excuse for sure but it's the truth...

5. What? You aren't blogging? But you have time to tell "real" people about the joys of working in FoxPro? Tell it aloud. There is not a single developer

6. So now, I have to say : Bob Kocher and Kevin Cully - your conferences are right around the corner. I hope the WiFi is blasting and the laptops are out, blogging away.

What else can be done?

Tiobe Again


Anonymous said…
Hey Andrew,
I couldn't believe that more people didn't blog or report on DevCon either! Shocking and sad.

Our hotel has free wireless throughout. I imagine that SWFox's hotel would have the same. I plan on encouraging FF's attendees to blog about the conference; good, bad or ugly.

Now I've got to get back to placing my $4,000 worth of food and beverage order with the hotel. I can't remember when ordering food has been so scary!!! {g}
Andrew MacNeill said…
Southwest is being held at the university I think but also consider starting a Flickr group as well as a technorati tag for those posts.
wOOdy said…
Hi Andrew,
Regarding bullet Nr. 5: uhm. yes... What can I say? Guilty as... as you and your Podcasts ;) Ha! there you have it! ;)
In fact I have a blog (wOOdy's blog), but never came around to actually fill it with content. Duh! So much work, and only so less time. So much to type and only ten (or was it two?) fingers to use.... Maybe I really should?

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