As 2006 closes out, what will 2007 bring?
Well,on the SOA front, Lustratus has already published its 2007 trends for SOA, integration and interoperability. Hopefully they will all be as accurate as the 2006 trends were, but if I had to highlight just one, it would be the prediction of SOA taxes starting to bite.
But I read a post from Tara Hunt today that gave me serious pause on this whole blogging question. Being new to blogging, I have found myself being pulled towards the echo chamber – linking and commenting on other people’s words. After all, this is the way to get a higher blog rating in places like Technorati, which must be important, mustn’t it? Reading Tara’s post, I began to realize that this becomes a self-serving approach, and will eventually stymie discussions in the blogosphere to an increasingly small number of topics that circle around faster and faster as more people get sucked into the echo chamber.
I am therefore making an early resolution for 2007. I am going to do all I can to resist the pull of the echo chamber, and keep my focus on saying what I want to say. Of course, this doesn’t mean never commenting on other blogs – just making sure that if I do, it is to make what I consider to be a really relevant point, as opposed to just trying to get more links and join the choir.