Got a nice note and a plug from a blogger looking to build a website for sales engineers. He wrote some nice things about me after a conversation earlier this year.
And his blog is cool - and targeted. Engineers Can Sell, by Eric Bono.
When I was pondering starting this blog I talked to as many people as I could. One gentleman that kept coming up as a recommendation was James Durbin of Durbin Media. I emailed him for a quote on designing and setting up the blog site for me.
We talked on the phone for about an hour and by the end of the conversation James recommended that I take a stab at designing the blog by myself to not only learn the process, but to reduce costs until I was sure that I had a sustainable Web presence - which can take a year to determine. He further offered to have me email him when I had it set up so that he could take a quick peek and offer any suggestions.
One suggestion, Eric - where's your name on the blog? It's important to let people know who you are. For more advice on candidate niche blogs, go read Good Product Manager.