And so it begins … a short introduction
Well, I finally found some time to bring my brand new blog online. This first post is nothing more than a short introduction and explanation on why I even started this blog. I’ve never managed a personal blog before so please bear with me if things don’t run as smoothly as they should in the beginning.
Why I started this blog
I have been thinking about starting a blog quite some time. On one hand I always felt a bit intimidated by all they excellent blogs already out there in the VMware community. What would my added value be, I thought? On the other hand, I do like blogging on my employers (ITQ) website. So, what’s the worst thing that could happen I asked myself? Hardly anyone reading my posts, I guess. Even in that case, writing down what’s on my mind or delivering technical write-ups on daily stuff I run into during my work in one consistent place, is a huge personal benefit. This on itself already justifies the effort I have to put into it. So I bit the bullet and you’re looking at the result right now.
VMware Community and vExpert
Another obvious motivation for my blog is contributing (more) to the VMware community. I’ve been recognized as vExpert 2016 by VMware and to be honest, I really like to prolong this recognition in 2017 and be part of this program. The vExpert program is criticized now and then, in that it includes to many people nowadays. I couldn’t disagree more. The number of vExperts only demonstrate how strong and big this community really is. Of course there always will be people contributing (way) more than others, but I feel when you look at the broader picture, having a big and strong vExpert program is a definite plus for the community.
To conclude, the VMware Community is insanely strong and I’m proud to be part of it. I have not seen a vendor specific community as strong as the VMware Community. Period. I hope I can make a valuable contribution with this blog!
Watch this space!
So that’s it for now I guess. I’m pretty busy prepping for my VCIX-NV exam on Thursday 25th of August 2016 and my VCDX-DV design after that, so please don’t expect huge amounts of blogposts on very short notice, but be sure to check back regularly. VMworld 2016 is just around the corner. I will be visiting VMworld Europe in Barcelona for the fourth time so that will probably bring lots of inspiration. Really looking forward to this years edition!
If you want to know more about me than I sugest you read the About me section of my blog, have a look at my LinkedIn profile and of course you can follow me on Twitter at @jeffreykusters for any updates.
Thanks for visiting!