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Horse's Mouth is a year old

I've been writing "The Horse's Mouth" for a year! When I started, I wondered if I would find enough to say but I've had rather the reverse as an issue - which 20% to say and which 80% to leave out; occasionally, I've been tempted to post twice in a day but I think that could be too much.

It's a good time for review. Am I getting repetitive? Am I getting boring? Am I posting up things that are of little interest? It's suprising how little I do find myself repeating ... and in any case, readers will come and go, and readers will forget, so that an minor element of repetition, with update, is no bad thing.

I'm aware that many of the articles I post ARE of little interest to some readers - hey, if you don't know Python, then what use is a clever Python tip? But I'm resisting the temptation to drop those technical posts; although they may be of little interst to some readers, they're golden nuggets for others. My piece on MySQL joins (left, right, inner, etc) has been picked up by the search engines and we get hundreds of visitors every week to the archives, for example. I do try to keep a healthy mix - 50 / 50 - of technical v more general posts, and I try to avoid too many successive days of technical or general content. I am resisting the temptation to fragment the blog into a series of different threads!

As well as The Horses' Mouth, other new content appears in our Solution Centre (that's for longer technical articles), our download area (training note samples, issues of our "Of Course" newsletter) and in our Opentalk forum (our question and answer area where past trainees and others can ask us). New example programs are in accessible from our training module indexi (look under the particular module topic), and we keep a miscellany that includes our calendar, pictures of recent visits to Iceland and Roanoke, and what there is to do around Melksham - our training base - in our Wiki.
(written 2005-08-07, updated 2006-06-05)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
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  [4568] Moderation - and the tendency to over-moderate - (2015-11-02)
  [4292] The Horse is back! - (2014-09-15)
  [4121] Has your Twitter feed stopped working? Switching to their new API - (2013-06-23)
  [4000] 9 years, and 4000 articles on - (2013-02-09)
  [3759] The five oldest blogs and the horses mouth - (2012-06-09)
  [3514] Microblogging - what I should have tweeted in the last 48 hours - (2011-11-10)
  [3208] Links for social media, microblogs and business networking - (2011-03-20)
  [3186] How to add a customised twitter feed to your site - (2011-02-27)
  [3163] Twitter - the special use of @ # and http: in tweets - (2011-02-09)
  [3016] The legal considerations of your web presence - revisited - (2010-10-26)
  [2823] Where have all the bloggers gone? - (2010-06-24)
  [2751] Going off at a tangent, for a ramble - (2010-05-04)
  [2564] Microblogging services - Plurk, Twitter, Jaiku and more - (2010-01-05)
  [2517] Blogging accuracy - open invitation for any corrections - (2009-11-29)
  [2449] Four aspects - Chamber, Transport, Courses and Hotel - (2009-10-11)
  [2192] Copy writing - allowing for the cut - (2009-05-21)
  [2000] 2000th article - Remember the background and basics - (2009-01-18)
  [1978] From spam to mod_alias - finding resources - (2009-01-05)
  [1203] A Fresh horse - (2007-05-24)
  [1077] In answer to 'am I glad I started a blog' ... - (2007-02-12)
  [1000] One Thousand Posts and still going strong - (2006-12-18)
  [876] Making pages clearer - easy Disability Discrimination Act Compliance - (2006-09-23)
  [671] Both ends of the animal - (2006-04-05)
  [508] Comment, please! - (2005-11-28)
  [425] Caching an XML feed - (2005-08-26)
  [410] Reading a news or blog feed (RSS) in your PHP page - (2005-08-12)
  [390] Moderating wiki, blog, and forum contributions - (2005-07-26)
  [359] Chicken soup without the religion - (2005-06-26)
  [245] I'm not blogging it - (2005-03-14)
  [231] Feedback as lifeblood - (2005-02-28)
  [204] The confidence to allow public comments - (2005-02-06)
  [185] Who am I? - (2005-01-21)
  [177] Blogs come of age - (2005-01-14)
  [145] A comment on comments - (2004-12-09)
  [141] Too technical? - (2004-12-05)
  [18] Wanted: More hours in the day - (2004-08-18)
  [6] Blog v Forum - (2004-08-07)
  [1] First Jottings - (2004-08-05)


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