A month ago, I noted that my Java Tutorials had been added to the Open Directory’s Beginning Java Tutorials page. Over the past month, my referrer logs show almost no inbound traffic from the Open Directory. But the Google PageRank for my tutorials page has gone from 0 to 3. I’m on the first page of a Google search for ant tutorial. And over 90% of my inbound traffic comes from search engines. So the DMOZ listing seems to have been a big step for Take the First Step.
And now that I have gotten these RSS postings out of my system, I expect to start posting on development in Java again.