With the upcoming VMworld conferences in San Francisco and Copenhagen I figured now was a good time to have a blog handy in case I wanted somewhere to air my thoughts and hopefully get some community feedback. The techie in me also wants to understand the technology behind blogs be it WordPress, widgets, CSS, or reverse proxying and as always the only way to learn is to jump in and get your hands dirty.
A post by VMware’s John Troyer a few months ago discussed what distinguished the people who were awarded the vExperts accolade. I’ve no illusions about becoming a vExpert or making the top 100 blogs – I support the internal infrastructure for a not-for-profit company and consequentyly don’t have the exposure that some have to new technologies and leading edge implementations. In my own words I’m a lurker – I love soaking up knowledge and I enjoy mentoring people but I don’t always think what I have to say is of interest to others (whether it is or not). I’m very happy that some people are so inclined however or I wouldn’t have anywhere to soak up knowledge from!
There are two points from John’s post which resonate with me. Invest a slice of time in yourself, and break out of your silo – sounds like good advice to me.