Well – I started thinking – never a good thing – on my way into work today. I was supposed to be done with this blog for the second MQ yesterday. Oh but what to write? How could I get you interested enough to stop over and read it?
Well – first thing – first. MQ is Mentor’s Quarterly. With how busy EVERYONE – including you – are. It gets pushed out a little.
Second – the Line up what is in MQ:
- Work from home – Michelle Crapo
- Blagbert – Blag of course
- The other side of town – Matthias Steiner
- Reflections on Leadership, SAP Mentors, and the Pitfalls of Recognition – Jon Reed
- Observations on Sustainability from Down Under – Greg Myers
- My sister, My Mentor – Susan Keohan
- SAP University Alliance Updates – Tammy Powlas
- How is it to find your SCN Contributions all around the Internet – Otto Gold
- Days of DKOM 2011 Palo Alto Style – Tammy Powlas’
I hope I have all the articles listed. There were many this time. There is a diverse group of people from many places around the world working on getting this out! We would LOVE to hear your comments. Did you hate the MQ it? Loved it? Why? I struggled with the work at home article. So – was it horrible? Was there an article that jumped out, and you thought – Hey they are talking about me? Was there one that you thought – get real this is junk. Leave a comment after the article. There is not better driver than finding out people are reading the MQ.
So what do you want to hear? Who would you like to hear from? This MQ is done with you, dear reader, in mind. If you don’t want to leave a comment about the MQ article, because nothing really sounds interesting. Leave it here!
Otto Gold is always looking for ideas, suggestions, and new articles. He is amazing. Our editor in chief. Tammy and Mathias have been hanging in there since the beginning another – big thank you! BUT what do you have in mind? Do you want to know more of what the mentor’s are up to?
Hey – what is a mentor? Never heard of them. It’s always fun to pick up this “article” – really more like a newspaper – and read about what they are doing, what they are thinking… AND MORE!
So hopefully I’ve made you think about stopping by and reading this.
BUT I DID POST THIS IN A RANT CATAGORY – So now I get to rant. You’ve got to admit the first part was “nice”.
WE HAD VERY LITTLE COMMENTS
We had very little comments on the first MQ. That means either you are reading it, and not leaving comments or you just haven’t read it. AHHHHHHHHHH! We need to know. Hated it? Let us know. If no one is reading – why are we making the effort of putting it together. Are YOU one of the silent masses? Think about leaving a comment. I know it’s hard. But it’s OK we all have tough skins – leave a comment. I always say if I touched one person it was worth it. Even if I just make them think.
How do we know what to write?
We write what we want! Yes, what we want. Is that correct? NO. We should be writing to an audience, you! Have you read the Social Media: Are you a hunter-gatherer or farmer?? Go take a look. It’s one that talks about reading, consuming, and how the author should know where / what to write about. Leave a comment, and take the time to think – what are you? How do people like me know where to write on the WWW. We could go anywhere. But we are addressing you the SCN crowd. You are important to us.
Now you can skip the rest of the blog if you don’t want to listen to be ranting – jumping on a soap box.
Do you know how much time it takes to do something like this. Well for me – not as much. For Tammy more, for Otto more, for our authors more. Do you feel guilty yet? Remember this is my rant – so I get to say what I’m thinking. So take the time – short time to go read an article from the MQ. Just one would be good. Perhaps nothing interests you. Then take the time to say so.
Why do we do it? Why am I writing this blog? I’m not really sure. I’m just happy to know people are reading, are thinking, are debating something I said. Maybe I’m completely wrong. Probably at times I am. But I reserve the right to debate with you!
Remember I am ranting at this point
I have seen less blogs – do you know in one day – in all categories there can be only 10 blogs. And that is a good day. You must have something to say. Even if it is only ranting, even if it saying something in SCN needs to be fixed – say it.
Next rant point
Have you been to idea place? Some people have – some have not. It is the place where you are in charge. Submit ideas from ERP changes you would like to SCN changes. Stop! Take a look. I don’t notice many people voting there. Maybe they just don’t like to vote. All you have to do is click thumbs up or thumbs down. That’s it. It takes little to no time.
Welcome, welcome to SCN where you can express your opinions. Rant when needed, and find some like minded people. Enjoy!