The Purple Cloud is what I call a guerilla blog. I created it in about 10 minutes. Last week, I was asked to help source for the Cloud Computing team, specifically looking for senior engineers or architects in the cloud storage space (know any? send them my way!)
In 10 minutes, I created the blog on Blogger (yes, it's a Goog-- product, I know) and included the following elements:
- Yahoo Pingbox, so that candidates can reach me via IM at their convenience
- A "Share This" button so that visitors can post or email blog postings to other social networks
- A corresponding Twitter Account and Twitterstream
- A Blogroll of other related blogs (so far, only 2 blogs, including Peopleshark)
I will host this guerilla blog for as long as I am working on the project. It's not meant to be long-term, just a place to provide content for potential candidates. It was easy to put up, and will be easy to take down when my focus changes. These days, you gotta be nimble! Agile! Float like a butterfly...