Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Allison Hasn't Stopped...

When should you ever stop? That is a little open ended, so when should you stop growing your career and skills? OK, sounds stupid, everyone one say it together, NEVER! But for real, when is enough, enough?

I started thinking about this when I saw that Microsoft CVP Allison Watson was starting to Blog again. My first thought was cool, she will have great information. My second thought was, WTH! why would she need to write a blog? She is a VP at Microsoft. I have had the honor of watching her speak from the main stage at a Worldwide Partner Conference, what more does she want? Then it hit me, the word is need.

Why do I write my blog? I needed to. I had things to say and blogging let me do that. I haven’t spoken to Allison, but my guess is, she needs to blog as well. When it is all said and done, we keep getting better and taking on more work to challenge ourselves and to grow as people. While I don’t consider my blog work, it is a challenge to write 5-6 a week.

So while I might not reach CVP at Microsoft, I’ll keep climbing and growing, and of course blogging, because I need to.

1 comment:

  1. I need to as well. I find blogging much more comforting and refreshing than news, advertisements or corporate marketing. Blogs are typically "real". They seem to be much more sincere and honest. They allow people to connect in the virtual, then possibly, real world. I need to blog because I have things to say that I hope people will find interesting and useful. I respect people's time and appreciate that they "choose" to find the information I post in my blogs. And I am also appreciative that they take the time to read and/or comment on my thoughts or opinions. I believe that being opinionated is good and having a healthy discussion is extremely productive. Blogging provides a means to accomplish healthy conversation.