I laugh when people consider what I do as press. My blog writing started by documenting things I think that are interesting to green the data center and sharing the same information with my clients and high tech friends.
Another thing I am interested in is running my own research on how important topics are to the community.
I knew when I saw the MSR work on measuring the energy use of a VM, it was something that had high interest.
Here is my last 4 days twitter feed hits. I have a simple use of twitter, publishing tweets for every blog entry. Look at how popular the MSR entry was.
The traffic on my own blog doesn’t show this post was dramatically higher, but the tweets show the interest in the topic.
Total views on tweets and blog are over 800 in less than 4 days.