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It’s been five amazingly successful years for blogs.sun.com as of today. The success of this site has often been the focal point of corporate blogging done well and while the physical site, statistics, and sensible guidelines are impressive works of art, it’s the the less tangible accomplishments that matter most to me.
Similar to the sentiments attached to my childhood home address, “http://blogs.sun.com/lskrocki” is not only the cornerstone for my digital footprint and where I first blogged, but it’s where I learned that protecting ones professional voice is worth fighting for. It’s a place where I am encouraged not only to communicate openly with the market place and the world about my focus at Sun, but as stated on the front page of this site it’s also a place where I’m welcomed to “write about anything”. It’s through many of us writing about “anything”, that I’ve met people near and far whom I respect, admire, learn from and consider friends.
In my post one year ago today, I wrote “What’s in store for Sun Blogs in the future? More great blogging, of course.” Facing that same question today amidst micro-blogging and a pending acquisition, I can’t really begin to venture a guess at what’s next for this site, but what I do know is something I’ve said in many conversations when asked about providing social tools in the corporate space — whether tools are conveniently placed in front of them or not, people will find a way to connect and communicate. It’s in our DNA.
A million thanks to the Sun Blog founders and anyone who has contributed to this great conversation via a blog post, a comment, or even a leisurely read!
Roller, the open-sourced blog engine used on this site, collects email address settings in three different places. This causes some confusion and I hope the following offers some clarity.
Weblog Settings page
“Email address of weblog owner”: Used by site admins to contact the blog owner.
“Default from e-mail address for notifications”: Used as the from address for messages sent by the comments feature. For example, if a user posts a comment on a blog and checks “Notify me by email of new comments”, the from address in those emails will show the email address specified in this field.
Your Profile page
“Email”: The email address of the blog entry author who will receive email notifications of new comments left on the post they authored if the “Email notification of comments?” feature is enabled on the blog’s settings page.
The Common Misunderstanding
Many users think the “Email address of weblog owner” is where comment notifications are sent — when, in fact, email notifications about new comments posted on an individual blog entry are sent to the “Email” address defined on the “Your Profile” page of the blogger who authored the post.
One would think that with all the Twittering, Facebooking, FriendFeeding, etc., the Sun blogging growth would have slowed, or at least plateaued. I’m happy to report that it hasn’t for Sun.
The steady growth, in my opinion, is primarily due to Sun’s culture of openness and transparency. Our team of 5,139 self-appointed bloggers is also a source of inspired growth as they help internally evangelize the value of open conversations in the market place — specifically, via the use of blogs, wikis, forums, etc.
I’m really happy to report that my good friend, Sun fellow & neighbor, Shereen Fink, is our newest blogger and check out who was first to post a comment on her blog (hint: it wasn’t me, but someone you probably know.). 🙂