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Not Everyone Knows What YOU Know

Something that I still struggle with as a blogger is finding topics that “I” think people would want to read about or don’t know about.

I start thinking about what I don’t know (a new feature or function, etc) and work through it and then write a blog post about it.  After 4 years of blogging I still haven’t figured out that there are some people out there that don’t know what I know.

I’ve worked 15 years in the SQL Server world and I still assume that everyone not only knows what I know but probably knows more LOL

I’m not sure at what point (if ever) that feeling goes away but a late goal to add to my 2012 list of things to do is to blog more… and while it might not be ground breaking or new stuff for me personally; I’m hoping that it will help some of my readers who might not know some of what I know or who maybe hasn’t had a chance to work with the particular feature I’m talking/blogging about.

Anyways… that’s it I guess 🙂 just a revelation that I came up with last night sometime.

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4 Comments

  1. Great post. You’re absolutely right, no matter how simple the topic, your post is bound to help someone. Describing how you used a specific piece of technology to solve a particular problem can also give people great insight – even if they already know technology x and have solved problem y in a different way, they may have never linked the two together. We all like the proverbial light bulbs, regardless of they came.

  2. Thanks for the reply Aaron! 🙂

    yeah you can’t always be ground breaking or the first to write on a particular subject, etc but nobody has YOUR experience in doing what you’ve done so maybe the “angle” of which you speak on a topic will reach somebody and really drill something home that maybe they didn’t know or had forgotten about.

  3. Ben Watt says:

    This exact sentiment was going through my head recently! I am a 15 year veteran of SQL Server and other technologies and was always afraid to blog, as I thought: there’s an endless supply of super experts out there (for e.g your first comment maker!) who will have already blogged/tweeted/spoken about various topics.

    I decided this year to take the plunge, and have started off sticking with personal experience, be it technical or not. I’ll let the blog take its own direction over time. It may continue, it may die a quick death, who knows?

  4. Shaun says:

    Think about the newest SQL person…. there are always new people coming on board so while your topics may help less of the seasoned SQL peeps, there are always newbies coming on and your blog may help them out big time. Also your personal twist on how you present that information may sink in better than say a stuffy Microsoft TechNet Article… they can be pretty dry.

    I think that is the biggest thing you can take into consideration, how can I help the newest SQL person. That mentality has worked for us in our business and can transcend into your blog too.

    Keep it up!

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