This one made me chuckle. Presumably one of the folks who made a comment on this post over here on my blog has decided it would be cool to set up a blog with a similar name to mine: notreadify (instead of notgartner). I found out about it via a post back on my About Mitch page. Given that I have a “not”-blog, I guess I have to take that one on the chin.
Whilst it may seem witty to have a “not”-blog it can be fairly boring unless you fill it with content. When I started my blog oh so many years ago my first post wasn’t about Gartner, and in fact when I’ve told people that I am a blogger and told them the name of my blog, I’ve often had to explain who Gartner is, and what they do. Ultimately, I haven’t blogged much about Gartner, and when I do it is pretty tame stuff.
On the other hand some more serious “not”-bloggers have had a pretty major impact on companies like Microsoft. I’d wager that a fair number of Microsoft employees point their RSS aggregator to Mini-Microsoft and take heart that at least someone is saying what they think.
As for notreadify? Who knows what role it will fulfil. I can’t imagine a blog that is just about Readify and its exploits would be riveting reading for most people, but it is good to know that we’ve a profile in the industry where people can actually be anti-“us”.