Building Your Brand

30 Must-Follow Small Business IT Influencers

Back on November 25th of 2019, I made the list of one of the 30 Must-Follow Small Business IT Influencers. Here’s what their website had to say about me: µ

Named One of the Top 21 SysAdmin Influencers, Bloggers and Geeks to Follow

I was recently named as one of the top 21 SysAdmin influencers, bloggers, and geeks to follow on this years' SysAdmin Day by IT Chronicles. I’m humbled and honored to be part of their list. There are also several other Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP’s for Windows PowerShell on the list. If your interested in PowerShell (and you probably are if you’re reading this blog site), I’d recommend taking a look at the original article on the IT Chronicles website.

Start a Blog to Build your Brand and Share your Knowledge

There are many reasons to blog. One of the main reasons that I blog is to document things for myself because if I don’t do something for six months, it’s highly unlikely that I’ll remember all of the details. Sure, maybe I have the code on GitHub, but many times there are caveats to performing some task or implementing something that wouldn’t necessarily be documented in the code itself. While I write my blog articles as documentation for myself, sharing them publicly helps me to make sure that I’m providing enough information so that others can benefit from reading the blog articles as well.

A Rant about some Blogs, Magazine Articles, Books, Training Videos, Presentations, Etc

I find it funny, yet sad that I often see blogs, magazine articles, books, training videos, presentations, etc where the author says something to the effect of “Never do ”. Then they proceed by doing exactly what they just said not to do like four-hundred times throughout their book, blog, etc. and when asked about it, the author says “Oh, that’s only acceptable for demonstration purposes”. I also see this in the form of an author saying something to the effect of “You can do everything with ” and then they proceed by saying “Hold on for a second while I prep my demo by pointing and clicking in the GUI (Graphical User Interface) or some technology other than what they said you could do everything in”.

Scheduling your Blog Posts

You may think I woke up early today which is Thanksgiving morning to write this blog post, but WordPress has a scheduling feature that allows you to write your blog posts days, weeks, or even months ahead of time and schedule when you’d like to have them published. This allows you to add a level of professionalism to your blog by publishing articles on a more consistent basis instead of posting ten in a day and then not posting anymore for months.