Vote for your favorite VMware & virtualization blogs

Eric Siebert has once again started a poll to ask people to vote for their favorite VMware & Virtualization blogs. On his vSphere-Land page you can see the results of the previous voting. This year Eric has added some extra categories for which you can vote.

When casting your votes please keep the following in mind about the blogs.

  • Longevity - Anyone can start a blog but it requires dedication, time & effort to keep it going. Some bloggers start a blog only to have it fall to the wayside several months later. Things always come up in life but the good bloggers keep going regardless of what is happening in their life.
  • Length - It’s easy to make a quick blog post without much content, nothing wrong with this as long as you have good content in the post that people will enjoy. But some bloggers post pretty long detailed posts which takes a lot of time and effort to produce. The tip of the hat goes to these guys that burn the midnight oil trying to get you some great detailed information.
  • Frequency - Some bloggers post several times a week which provides readers with lots of content. This requires a lot of effort as bloggers have to come up with more content ideas to write about. Frequency ties into length, some do high frequency/low length, some do low frequency/high length, some do both. They’re all good and require a lot of time and effort on the bloggers part.
  • Quality - It all comes down to whats in the blog post regardless of how often or how long the blog posts are. After reading a blog post if you come away with learning something that you did not previously know and it benefits you in some way then you know you are reading a quality post. Good quality is usually the result of original content, its easy to re-hash something previously published elsewhere, the good bloggers come up with unique content or put their own unique spin on popular topics.

To try and influence your vote a little, I have listed my best-read posts from 2011 for you :-)

  1. How to run ESXi stateless with vSphere Auto Deploy.
  2. vSphere 5 licensing with vRAM isn’t that bad at all.
  3. Enabling VMware View 4.6 PCoIP with dynamic IP address.
  4. Changing NetApp Storage policies from Non-Alua to Alua.
  5. To USB or not to USB, how do you boot your ESXi host?

My all time best-read posts:

  1. How to run ESXi stateless with vSphere Auto Deploy.
  2. Unable to access a file since it is locked
  3. Storage how to size your LUNs
  4. Setting timezone in ESXi or not
  5. My new whitebox ESX homelab
Now go to Eric’s website and cast your votes !!!