3 years of Blogging@Sun, what's changed since then?
By dtraub on Apr 27, 2007
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!