In case you didn’t noticed already, Eric Siebert from vsphere-land has proclaimed a new top bloggers election. Blogging takes a lot of work, and most of us do this on top of our day jobs and hence don’t get paid for it. So I’m honoured to be a nominee alongside world’s greatest virtualization bloggers. Check out the nominees and if you read those various top blogs, please support your favourite ones and cast your vote. Eric even decided to expand the Top20 to the Top25, so there are 5 more rewards to be claimed.
So what are you waiting for? VOTE!
In 2009, some of my more popular posts were:
- ESX Memory Management – Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
- New VMware Certifications
- HOW-TO: Recover from failed Storage VMotion
- Installing ESX 4.0 on VMware Fusion
- Bulk change your ESX root password
- Virtualizing Mac OS X on VMware Fusion
- Unattended upgrade of HP management agents
- Geographically dispersed cluster design
Still here? VOTE!
Ofcourse I voted already to support my favourite ones, which was not an easy task, because there are so many great ones to choose from and to be honest, I don’t really have any favourites. I read lots of blogs on a daily basis and every blog has its own charms and characteristics. While some of them post on a daily basis and are a great source of news, others post less frequent, but deliver great quality in-depth articles. So I decided to pick the ones that really left a special impression on me over the last year, and surprisingly I find a lot of newcomers on my list.
Here’s my Top10:
- Arnim van Lieshout - Sorry guys, I just couldn’t resist
- Yellow-Bricks – A blog with frequently lots of short quality articles both technical and news related, but also provides great quality in-depth articles. Sorry Duncan, no #1 vote for you As a multi-functional blogger and someone who’s always willing to reach out when someone is in trouble you get my second best vote.
- NTPro.nl – I guess by far the blog with the most posts over the last year. I just checked it and it were 524 posts to be exactly, which makes it an average of 1.4 a day!! Eric dude, where do you find the time. WOW! Now who can compete with Mr. Scoop on that?
- Virtu-Al – The mastermind behind the greatest TheVESI/PowerGui Powerpack ever. Great PowerCLI resource! Alan, this one is for you.
- Ken’s Virtual Reality – To be honoured for his vSwitch debate. Never saw such a huge quality multi-part post (8 parts!). Ken, you’ve got my vote!
- The SLOG – The man behind the vSphere practice exams and the VCP – and VCDX study notes, which helped me a lot prepping my VCP4 exam. Go Simon!
- Hypervizor – Good quality posts and not to forget his awesome Visio diagrams, which I consult very often. Definitely worth the vote. Hany, here you go!
- Frank Denneman – Provided great quality storage related posts, from which I learned a lot. Frank, Keep up the good work!
- Blog.scottlowe.org - Good series of quality articles, a great writer (love your books) and a huge apple fanatic. Scott, sorry you finished 9th, but I think you don’t really need my vote to finish in the Top25 anyway and I just couldn’t let you out.
- Gabe’s Virtual World – Great blog with both quality articles and great reviews. Gabe, I hope you’re not offended, putting you on the sag wagon. On the other hand I’m certain you don’t have to rely on my vote to become top blogger again.
There are many more great blogs around that belong in the Top25, but you guys probably won’t need my vote anyway. So I hope I didn’t offend anyone, by not putting you on my list. But you see, I was only allowed to pick 10.
Hey dude! Are you still reading? VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
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