3 years of Blogging@Sun, what's changed since then?

Happy Birthday bloggers! 3 years, wow, how time has flown. Since we've starting bloging at Sun, what's changed? What impact has it had on Sun and the community? Does anyone actually read these? Am I just talking to myself? Will I get spammed by putting my name out there? Will I get fired if I talk about what I'm doing? What do I write about, anyway?

So many questions like this I've heard, and guess what: It has made a difference, people do read these, yes, I sometimes talk to myself, no, I don't get spammed by blogging, and I haven't gotten fired yet. Better yet, there is TONS to talk about at Sun! The greatest revelation is that we are all in marketing. Of course, there's company confidential information that we need to keep under wraps, but doing Solaris development in the open now translates to a level of transparency many of us are unaccustomed to. In fact, that expected level of transparency makes many people very nervous about sharing. However, once someone does their first blog (following guidelines, of course), they quickly get a sense of how much they have to contribute by sharing via blogs. Better yet, seeing people read one's blog, and getting affirming remarks back, boosts morale and one's sense of purpose. I'm never more amped at work than after talking with a customer. Blogging provides a similar adrenaline high, but more importantly, it's a critical venue to get information out to those who need it. So, if you're reading this, THANK YOU! We appreciate the opportunity to share what's going on!

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Hear hear. Well said.

Posted by Geertjan on April 27, 2007 at 07:42 AM MDT #

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