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Vote Early (But Don't Vote Often)

The time has come again for readers to vote for Eric Siebert’s top 20 bloggers list. I’ve been honored to be placed at #2 for quite some time now, behind Duncan Epping and ahead of Chad Sakac. In addition, some great new bloggers have arrived on the scene this past year, so the competition is going to be fierce. I hope to retain or improve my position, but I’m also realistic—there are some really great bloggers out there.

In addition, my blogging frequency was down this past year because of the two books I wrote this year, Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference (with Jase McCarty and Matthew Johnson).

Still, the site has a sizable following. I’m averaging around 7,700 RSS subscribers, and the site is getting around 100,000 visits a month (depending upon which statistics mechanism you use, sometimes higher and sometimes lower). Anecdotally, I’ve had a few other bloggers tell me that their traffic spikes whenever I link to one of their posts. I guess I must be doing something right!

Luckily, I have gotten a few good posts out this year:

Creating a Bootable ESXi USB Stick on Mac OS X

vSphere Virtual Machine Upgrade Process

VMware vSphere vDS, VMkernel Ports, and Jumbo Frames

New User’s Guide to Configuring VMware ESX Networking via CLI

Introduction to Nehalem Memory (by guest author Aaron Delp)

Using VMware ESX Virtual Switch Tagging with HP Virtual Connect

Another Reason Not to Use PVSCSI or VMXNET3

And those are just the virtualization-related posts…I’ve also expanded into more SAN-related posts (a couple of Cisco MDS posts here and here), an introductory post on SR-IOV here, and some FCoE posts (here and here, for example).

So, if you could find it in your hearts to vote for me, I’d certainly appreciate it. Go vote now!

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