As I posted a few weeks ago, last week I had the privilege to present a 1 day hands on JDeveloper presentation to the Canberra Oracle User Group (ACTOUG). With just on 30 attendees I was very happy with the outcome, and I must thank the delegates and ACTOUG committee for efforts all round. Presenting just gets more and more fun everytime I do it, mostly because of the great enthusiasm and kind thanks I get from delegates at the end :)
One thing surprised me during the presentation though. I asked how many attendees regularly read Oracle blogs? The response, well, 1 or 2 of the attendees kind of put their hand up half heartedly. What the?
Now I know I'm preaching to the converted for anyone who reads this blog (because you obviously read blogs). But in the recent discussions about how (un)successful Oracle blogs have been in gaining respect and penetration in the IT market, this result shows me that there is another aspect to the whole discussion, in that the average Oracle IT worker isn't paying attention to the Oracle blogosphere. What a waste!
Does anybody have any opinion on such a premise that "the average Oracle IT worker doesn't read Oracle blogs?" .... and any ideas on how this could be turned around?