Reflecting on 2010

All week I’ve been enjoying reading observations about this year from fellow SQL Server bloggers.  A recurring theme seems to be that we all can always keep getting better, which is something I think about quite often.  I’m very proud of my professional progress this year, particularly that I finally got the guts to become involved in the SQL Server community rather than just observe.  Turns out I enjoy blogging a lot - and I mean a whole lot - aka my husband thinks I’m nuts sometimes.

Highlights for 2010

  • Moved from St. Louis, MO to Charlotte, NC (our long overdue escape from the midwest!)
  • Started working with Mariner (a great company!)
  • Actively involved in Mariner’s mentoring program (a huge thank you to Wayne Snyder for his time, encouragement, and advice)
  • Launched SQLChick blog in August (happy to see a steady growth in traffic each month – just the month of December has had 486 unique visitors with 1,081 page views!)
  • Published one article on MSBICentral
  • Passed the MCITP exam for BI

Goals for 2011

  • Speak at 2 events
  • Post 50 high quality blog posts
  • Publish 2 articles
  • Improve technical skills
  • Get involved with Twitter in a way that suits my style
  • Continue meeting people & learning how to be a helpful contributor to the SQL community

Can’t wait to write my “Reflecting on 2011” entry!