This topic came up again in a discussion - Blogging to ask for Help - Colin asked:
If you need input from like-minded people around the world, where's the best place to ask?There's some interesting discussion in the thread around whether it makes sense to post a question in a blog. And some alternative places were suggested for getting help. Some suggestions:
Today I posted a request for reader input in my blog because I didn't know where else I could ask for help from people outside my company. Is there a more effective way to approach this kind of problem?
- Discussion groups (TrDev, ???)
- Ning or LinkedIn Groups
- LinkedIn to find individuals
- LinkedIn to ask questions - via Answers
- Twitter (only if you've participated quite a bit)
Am I missing any options here for getting help?
Are there good resources for helping someone know how to use these things to get help?