I am happy and humbled to say that I’ve made the vExpert 2013! Honestly, starting a blog back in March 2012 was one of my goals that I’ve always wanted to do. I kept putting it off for quite sometime until I finally decided to stop procrastinating and just do it!
One of the main reasons why I started a blog, like most bloggers was to have a space where I can document the technology I work with on a daily basis and even document fixes or issues that I might encounter on my day to day job. To be quite honest, it’s not the easiest task in the world, if you don’t enjoy blogging, it’s going to be hard to maintain. Anyways, a few months after starting my blog, I heard about the vExpert program from one my colleagues and at the time I figured, no way, I don’t think I’ll make it or have what it takes. I made a goal to try and post articles for myself and keep the momentum going. Eventually blogging became like second nature and I could see how my blogging has evolved from when I first started, to what it is today.
A message from John Troyer, Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media and Community Team:
I want to personally thank everyone who applied and point out that a “vExpert” is not a technical certification or even a general measure of VMware expertise. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. There were a lot of very smart, very accomplished people, even VCDXs, that weren’t named as vExpert this year. We’ll be reaching out to you to discuss the program and ways to successfully increase your community involvement.
This year, there has been as many as 580 vExperts and there are some great bloggers out there who are on a whole other level. The community is what makes this whole thing great, the people who take the time out of their personal life to blog and help others, that makes the community invaluable and that is why I really wanted to participate.
Congratulations to all the new and renewed vExperts 2013!