Yesterday one of the people I wrote about was Phil Haack who is also the creator of SubText, an open source blog engine written with .Net. Given that I thought it was only right that my next post be about the founder of the blog engine that I use (also open source and using .Net) Mads Kristensen.
When considering what to write here I was tempted to just say "Click Here" and be done with it. Had I not thought some people would take it as an insult to him that is probably exactly what I would have done because that page represents what I like most about his blog. He almost always teaches me something.
Sometimes its something that will make me a better developer such as in this post and sometimes its just something to brighten my day such as in this posts. But one way or the other I can count on coming away from his blog richer in knowledge than when I got there.
In that way I think, to me, Mr Kristensen epitomizes the blogosphere I want to be in.
The blogosphere should be about sharing knowledge and creating a community in which we all benefit from the little tid bits of information that each of us pick up going about our day to day lives. If I can get smarter from you and you can get smarter from me than we both end up better off for having connected.
That I guess is the bottom line here in that I'm better off for having found him. He has made me a better developer and even when I disagree with him on a technical issue I feel like I've learned something from him. If you use Blogengine .Net and you are a C# developer you would be a fool not to be reading his blog and even if you are just a C# developer ignoring him isn't very smart.
For those reasons I've put Mads Kristensen at #6 on my blogroll.
(or at least I will once I get back from vacation)