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Ashraful Alam is a Software Architect, who has 8 years of professional experience in Software Development industry. This Bangladeshi national is involved with project management and development of several US based software projects from his country. Already he has managed and developed several software projects, which are being used by several users of different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh. While developing and managing a team, he contains and maintains a set of well defined engineering practices developed by him and other online developer communities.

Due to his willingness to give effort to improve and share better software development practices, Ashraf has been awarded as “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) in ASP.NET category by Microsoft since year 2007 multiple times, which is a rare honor and prestigious reorganization among the developers around the world.

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I have started blogging on around a week ago. Previously I blogged in msn space regularly about my current development experiences at Well from the user statistics list everyday I found that only 4/5 readers are coming to my blog space and they are coming from search engines(mostly from Google). I was a bit upset to find this and tried to find a good space where I can put my technical blogs, Unfortunately in internet I could not found any good space where I can do that. About three weeks later from the developer community I was suggested to do blogging at, specially as I am a dedicated MS based developer. Yes, I really liked as a good blogging space and found in the visitor stat report much more greater readers than the msn space, which made me glad, as my experience are being shared with the guys who has good level expertise to understand my items.

But one thing I expected, but not found in this site, is good sort of practice about commenting of the blog items. As blogging is about the concept of sharing the experience thru community, providing feedback regarding the posts really increases the scope of knowledge of the Blogger and the readers, which is a true good practice in the blogging community. I see there are lots of bloggers to blog their thoughts every day, but there are almost none to provide feedback. May be my this item will not get feedback from the readers as well as, but I hope the developer community will start at least thinking about this, as providing feedback increases the chance to grow ideas! Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:18 PM My Life | Back to top

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I would like authority to take some effective action to increase this practice to make this blog more active, useful, popular and effective.
Left by Ashraf on Jul 12, 2006 3:40 PM

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How would you suggest we do that?
Left by Jeff Julian on Jul 12, 2006 4:40 PM

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I guess how many comments you get depends on what your subject is, how many of your reasons are interested in the subject, if your post solicits a response, etc. I don't really know what responsibility GWB itself has to how many comments you get. GWB is already giving you a good bit of exposure.
Left by Lance on Jul 12, 2006 6:32 PM

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I agree with Scott on this one. I've gotten more comments to my writing since I've begun blogging here then I have in all my years of posts from 4GuysFromViewpoint.

I've also been impressed with the high rankings of my pages in Google.

I'm very curious why it would be thought that people should be forced to comment? I agree that getting a comment in your blog is an awesome feeling but isn't part of the challenge of making it as a blogger is in finding that unique way of presenting data to people that makes them want to come to your blog and say thanks?

And if all you want to know is if someone read it, just pay attention to the view counts and feel content that you have an audience.

Congrats though on getting 5 comments on this post already.
Left by George on Jul 12, 2006 11:46 PM

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George, first of all I was not talking to force the reader to comment, actually it's not possible to force the reader to write comment! However having practice to put comment/feedback among the readers, increases the usefulness of blogs, from the writer and the reader parspective!
Jeff Julian, to increase the practice of putting comment, my suggestions is to encourage our nearest bloggers or GWB readers, that we know to put feedback on the interesrting posts. As a reader when I see some feedback in a post, it encourages me to put some comment there. Also GWB can announce the highest comment provider in the site, weekly basis or monthly basis. Rating on post (blog and comment) can also increase the visitor and community activity in the blog. Thanks.
Left by Ashraf on Jul 13, 2006 9:43 AM

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Well, I agree that comments are wonderful, when you can get them, but the fact is... GWB gives most people (even the undeserving) a hell of a lot of google juice and exposure.

People who comment tend to fall into 3 categories... 1) friends doing it to be nice, 2) people who actually found your post relevant to them and 3) spammers. The rest of the world (98%) may have found it entertaining or worthwhile reading but arent going to take the time and effort to comment. Such is life.

I love getting comments, but the lack of them doesn't stop me.

Now What I'd really love to see is a ranking system other than number of posts. Kind of a "was this post helpful to you?" sort of thing... but I can only imagine it would be a royal pain to implement and some folks wouldnt like it.
Left by Blogus F'n Maximus on Jul 13, 2006 7:34 PM

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