While speedsponsoring at IamLUG last week, we decided to ask attendees if they had heard of Planet Lotus, and if so, do they check it regularly.
Surprisingly, there were quite a few attendees that had never heard of Planet Lotus. There were also a few that had heard of it, but never visit the site. Now that wouldn’t surprise me as much as a conference like Connect, where a lot of people know about the conference via their IBM sales person, or IBM’s site. It DOES surprise me at a LUG, where I think (I have no actual knowledge on this, it is just a gut feeling) most attendees learn of LUGs via speakers and sponsors, who they probably follow on their blogs or Twitter or Planet Lotus.
So not that the people who read my blog are representative of who would be at a LUG, but… how many of you do NOT know what Planet Lotus is? Or if you do know, but never go there… please reply in the comments. Thanks.
And just to explain, Planet Lotus is a blog aggregator for (at current count) 329 blogs that cover Lotus (IBM)-related content. Sometimes some of us cover other stuff (like me), but that’s the basis for inclusion on the site. http://planetlotus.org/ What that means for you is loads and loads of free content. 329 blogs-worth of people putting out free tips, how-tos, etc.