I was doing a little catching up on some blog reading today and came across a new post from Adam Machanic (Blog | Twitter). The post is titled Who Are You and is asking for input from the readers. Quite frankly, I think it is a great idea. Adam is asking for people to do a little stand up and tell everybody a thing or two about themselves. He wanted that info left in the comments, but I thought it would be better to write a post on the topic and link back to it.
First things first. Why is this a good idea? Well, it helps to know the readers as Adam said. There truly is a nice bit of satisfaction when somebody leaves a comment on your blog. It is even better when you feel like you know that person. Better yet is to know that there are people you know that are reading your blog – whether or not they comment. There are plenty of people (judging from the comments) that Adam knows and that read his blog but may not leave a lot of comments. It is also really helpful to know the interests of the readers and try to put out some stuff that may be of interest to them. I see this being of particular help when there is a little writers block.
What about me?
My name is Jason Brimhall and I have been doing database stuff for a little over 10 years. My current title at my employer is Database Architect. I am more than a database architect – I get to wear many hats. I get to do the Architect stuff, administrator stuff, warehouse stuff, and occasionally I get to write a stored proc or two. I have been blogging now for just about 9 months. I have administered 4500+ servers as well as 1TB+ databases. I have worked on SQL 6.5 – SQL 2008 as well as a spattering of Oracle and MySQL (don’t quiz me on those). I live in Las Vegas and am the Vice President of the local Users Group (Web | Twitter ) (which reminds me that I need to get that UG twitter account notice out). Outside of work, I like to spend time with my children as well as play basketball and run.
Edit: I forgot to tell you what my twitter handle is…@sqlrnnr