I started this blog in 2016, and I never advertise it. Partly this is because I don’t really care if people are reading it. Partly it’s because I’m concerned some of my views might controversial in the industry and I don’t want to blast them far and wide. When I started this blog, my goal was to provide clear technical explanations. Ironically, given the title of the blog, my first big hits were articles about configuring Junos, such as the article on Juniper’s inet.3 routing table and the article on RIB groups.
Over time I started publishing memoir-type pieces, like my 10 years a CCIE series and TAC Tales. I also started publishing reflections on the industry, business, and the corporate world in general.
The platform I’m using is WordPress on DreamHost, which requires a fair amount of maintenance. Overall it’s been a good platform, and I like that I can make summary pages which collect my article series and make them easier to find. I hate having to pick and customize themes and sometimes I have database issues.
SubStack is becoming a more popular platform and seems to be a lot easier to manage. The subscription model works well also. So, I imported the content of this blog into SubStack at https://subnetzero.substack.com/
For now I will cross-post between this blog and the substack to see how it goes. I encourage any regular readers (if I have any!) to sign up there. At this point I have no plans to charge for it.
If you have any thoughts, feel free to comment!