Some days I become very despondent about blogging. At the moment I get about 300-500 spam posts per day and only about 150 readers. True, my search stats show that people find posts on some really important topics in data warehouse design, especially on getting high performance from Oracle data warehouses by using partitioning, materialized views and query re-write; others arrive here to read up on gelatine and pigs. So, some people must appreciate the content and quirky style
Working for a consultancy often puts limits the subjects I can feel that I can write about – I can’t talk in detail about current projects, I can’t mention customers by name and I must keep vendor briefings from our partners confidential. And a lot of my time is spent dealing with staff so, again, not to much I can share there. For example this week two days were spent on staff meetings (and 800km on the road to visit them) two days on designing a new data warehouse and the rest on a small technology refresh project. But the only thing that came out of this week that was technical and remotely interesting to potential readers was a corrupted listener.ora file, and believe me, it was not that interesting!
The other thing that has blocked the muse is the need to keep the garden tidy for tomorrow’s (Sunday 1st July) open garden. If you are around my neck of the woods and you manage to avoid the expected rain then pop round and fork out a little money to view six gardens in my village (and the money goes to good causes)
Maybe, next week is a better week to write.