During the Bloggers BOF at Lotusphere there was a discussion on how some people were worried that the topic that they were posting might be considered to be aimed at beginners and would not be of interest to others in the Lotus Blogging Community.
My personal opinion is that there are always new people who are starting out as Notes/Domino administrators or developers and that these topics are of utmost importance to them. While they will eventually need to know about classes or the speed issues incurred by using variants, what they need right now is the answer to their current challenge.
It is on this note that I would like to propose a new idea for the Lotus Blogging Community along the same lines of ‘Show And Tell Thursday’ and it’s an idea that everybody can participate in no matter what area or level of expertise you work in.
The idea is called ‘Forum Friday’ and it is very easy to take part. All you need to do is go to the DeveloperWorks ( notes.net ) website and pick one of the many forums that are available, Have a look through some of the questions and pick one to answer. Write up your answer on you own blog and then reply in the forum with a link to your blog entry.
The beauty of this is twofold, not only do the ‘beginners’ get their question answered but they will also get exposed to the blogging community ( you would be amazed at the number of people who work in the industry and don’t read the blogs ). You get increased readership, people will get informative answers and the entire Lotus community will benefit through the shared knowledge.
I would love to hear everybody thoughts on this idea.