Blog’s 2nd Anniversary

This month (actually May 5th) marked the second full year of publication for this blog.  Thank you all for your readership, interest, and comments; I really appreciate it. I find it very exciting and encouraging that this blog has had over 75,562 reads since its inception (24,030 so far this year), with 324 reads on its busiest day (March13, 2012).  These numbers are all trending up, which make me very happy and excited about continuing to post in the future.  So, I’ll keep writing, you keep reading.  And let me know if there is a topic you are curious about, I’d be interested in investigating it if I don’t know the answer.


About Scott
I have been implementing Documentum solutions since 1997. In 2005, I published a book about developing Documentum solutions for the Documentum Desktop Client (ISBN 0595339689). In 2010, I began this blog as a record of interesting and (hopefully) helpful bits of information related to Documentum, and as a creative outlet.

4 Responses to Blog’s 2nd Anniversary

  1. Pie says:

    Your stuff is awesome. So glad you picked-up the blogging habit. Now if we could only get you on twitter.



  2. Charles DeRosa says:

    Hi Scott,

    Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary of your excellent blog. You always do a great job of explaining aspects of Documentum and related topics. I regularly use the term you coined “accidental publishers”. I would love to see a blog post explaining in this term in detail. Thank you very much.

    Best regards,
    Charles DeRosa


    • Scott says:

      As much as I would like to take credit for coining the term “Accidental Publisher”, I believe it was actually Eric Severson, the CTO at Flatirons Solutions who first uttered the words. It is an interesting concept though. There are many industries such as manufacturing, airlines, finance,
      and government who frequently and regularly publish large volumes of content. The publication of this material is not their primary business function. For example, a manufacturer of a tractor needs to publish user and repair manuals with each model of tractor. They need to manage and revise these publications as parts or maintenance procedures change. Maybe they need to maintain these publications
      across different versions of the same piece of equipment or translate the material into numerous languages. As you can see, publishing this material is extremely important and needs to be done as easily and effortlessly as possible. After all, since they don’t sell this material, it only
      detracts from their profit to provide it. These types of publishers are “accidental”, in that publishing is critically important to them, but not their main line of industry. Flatirons, who specializes in XML publishing, believed their was a good niche opportunity in accidental publishing and successfully brought their considerable commercial publishing experience to bear upon that market.


  3. Vincent says:

    Please continue the good work.


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