I love it. I wrote a post earlier about the Aimee Mann song on the West Wing because I wanted to find out more about the song. That post has become a high ranking Google result for relevant searches. Now it is a source of information (hopefully useful) for others that saw the show and enjoyed the song.
Collective problem solving is one of my favorite things about the web, especially blogs and forums. When you have a problem or a solution, write about it. If you contribute even a small piece of the puzzle for the next guy, it may mean he solves it. He writes about that. The kind folks at Google do their best to sort all of this by relevance, and everyone wins.
So, when you have a problem, write, and when you solve a problem, write. Just make sure you:
- include the search terms you used
- include search terms others are likely to use
- link to any relevant information you found, and
- give credit to your sources