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Blog It Forward- Vijay Sharma

Thanks Nabheet Madan for looping me into this interesting challenge from Susan Keohan

. I am not really a blogger and I never thought that I will be blogging that frequently as I am doing today. So, I could say..

I actually am quite an old member of SAP community joined back in 2007. It was actually my manager who pushed us (8 of us in the SAP team)  to join the community and start contributing and learning from community and soon we got addicted to it… Looking at question as soon as it is posted, searching for the answers and trying to be in initial repliers. Oh man it was crazy time and lot of learning…

Another motivation and real one was  the KPI set by manger to achieve specific points level in specified time and that to be evaluated in the performance cycle … I guess you can relate to the  pressure …

So, this is how it all started for me and after initial boost, got lost somewhere in the daily routine of  projects, deliverables, calls … until recently when I became active again and some of the credit goes for that goes to you Nabheet Madan . You being so active on community and always being so full of energy also rubbed some part on me as well.

I like reading , but only reading technical and specifically SAP stuff and not otherwise and so I had been always reading the wonderful blogs for the experts and the super cool community Rockstars… I always wanted to share back always had the fear that I don’t know enough to share … people would already know what I know and like all this.. until one day when I felt that even it helps just 1 person, it is worth sharing and if I am adding only very small value to what is already been shared , it can be very important to someone out there…and this is how I started writing blogs and now I feel like…

 

Coming back what  you real what me to answers…

What do you do apart from SAP in your free time🙂

To tell you the truth, I am a super lazy person, I like staying in my bed sleeping or watching TV.. nothing can beat that 🙂

How do you balance your life between work and family/personal time?

What I think is, you need to balance it only if you have different work and family time ..for me its one 🙂 (Wife also SAP consultants and Kid still to go live  🙂 ).. so its pretty balanced …

What would you choose if given a choice between coffee or tea and why

I am ok with both but given a choice I will anytime go for tea as they say “swad  badi cheez hai 😉 … But actually coffee came in my life very late where as tea is part of my life for as long as I could remember…so its running in my blood and probably more tea then blood 🙂 :)…

Before I would like to push some of of friends to be active again and start by contributing to this BIF challenge :)..

 

And my questions to them would be

  1. How do you keep yourself motivated to learn and do more?
  2. How to manage between your work and passion?
  3. Who do think come first code or the developer ? 🙂

 

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  • Hi Vijay,

    That’s great, that you’ve been around the SAP Community since 2007.  And kudos to the manager who pushed you and the rest of your team to join!  Sometimes I don’t think that managers don’t see the benefit to contributing to an online community.

    Fortunately, we have some stellar people sharing information on how you can make being a member of the community worthwhile.  Check out the upcoming SAP Community Call with Michelle Crapo here.  Unfortunately, I missed the chance to hear our very own Tammy Powlas and her call about Building your Reputation on the SAP Community – but maybe it will be repeated or the recording will be shared?

    I don’t think treating yourself to some downtime like sleeping and watching TV makes you super lazy.   We all need time to recharge our batteries.  🙂

    Thanks for joining the #BIF movement!

    Sue

     

  • Awesome Vijay!!

    Great to know more about you, I have been a kinda fan of you since our inside track. I feel it’s easy for you to be not so active and still so fit or work on technical topics in your organization ( you know what i mean 🙂 ), because because BECAUSE my parents always told me that “Sharma ji ka beta” can do anything 🙂

    Nabheet Madan