I was cranking away around the clock trying to cram into two presentations (a keynote--SOA Principles: Carving a Deep Path Across the Enterprise and a breakout--Software as Infrastructure and Metadata as Application see agenda) all my insights into Service-Oriented Architecture. Of course, in the course of doing all this cramming, I came up with dozens of other insights, which had to be crammed in. At one point, my draft deck was 80+ slides!
Suffice it to say, I didn't have a lot of free time to blog before METAmorphosis on March 1 (the day after my birthday, so I had to work on my birthday, boo hoo) and I've been catching up on everything else I put aside to devote myself to these pitches.
I don't know about other analysts, but the reason I put so much into my METAmorphosis pitches is that I treat it as my annual "big update". It's when I take all of the insights I've gained through a year of conversations with users and vendors and I do a major update to my slideware. I guess the equivalent is a major software version release vs. a point release.
The other reason is of course inertia. As those of you who blog regularly know, its easier to blog regularly once you get into a rhythm, and once you get out of it, its hard to get back in. Here's hoping I quickly find my rhythm again.
BTW, the lame title of this post is a play on the title of the post I wrote after my last hiatus: "Back and Badder Than Ever". It also alludes to some of the radically new thoughts I have about SOA (at least radically new to me). I'll be sharing them in upcoming posts.