Boris, I am listening

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to respond, Om.

    There certainly are smart people with things to say: I appreciate when people I respect point to these new voices, then I can choose whether or not to continue following them.

    A second feed with guest posts might be a way to go…Wordpress supports multiple authors, does it not?

  3. boris,

    thanks for the feedback. i would add another feed. just wondering if it is possible to basically strip out the (guest blog) posts and offer them as a seperate feed. in other words, how do i make the guest posts go away from main feed. any tips are welcome!

  4. clay,

    those are strong words. i hope the social networking posts, the analysis of myspace, and the net neutrality posts don’t fall into that category. not many of these folks have blogs, so i invite them to share their opinion on this. but i respect what you are saying and that is why i do it marginally.

  5. Om,

    A fresh voice is nice sometimes. I don’t think guest blogging is going to hurt you in the long run. People who subscribe to a blog like yours are intelligent enough to understand you have the freedom to do what you want with your blog. Consultants that rant should just unsubscribe and do some work. Keep on doing what you do.

  6. Thanks for the response, Om. I agree that I’ve used strong words in my opinion on guest blogging, but my choice to do so comes from what a touchy subject I feel this is.

    A colleague pointed out to me that “OM” is essentially a brand publication (with a whole crew on the main site, http://gigaom.com/about/ ) at this point, and that as such you’re allowed some leeway that others wouldn’t necessarily be allowed. I agree with that to some extent (not convinced it applies to your personal blog as well), but chimed in here because I think guest blogging is important to discuss.

    While I appreciate the conservative approach you’ve taken to having guest bloggers, I think that the overall sharp increase in guest blogging in the past couple of months across a number of popular blogs warrants strong words.

    I don’t know about others, but I know that I get frustrated when I see new posts on several blogs I enjoy reading, but upon opening those posts I find that they were written by someone else.

  7. I am encouraging people I respect to post a guest blog once a week

    a) they can talk with authority about areas which add to diversity of my blog
    b) I am hoping they like the experience and join the rank of us bloggers
    c) in some cases, they have personal blogs and do not like work related posts there but can on my blog…

    Om, keep doing it in the small percentage you mention…and you have an open invite to contribute a column to mine…

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