Next week will mark my one year anniversary at Salesforce. The transition period took longer than expected but I hear that's what happens when going from small to large companies. I probably turned a corner just shy of three months ago, likely some combination of getting features released plus hitting that milestone with the team. Whatever it was, I finally found the rhythm that'd been missing since I started. I still have a ways to go given depth and scope of SFDC products. But in August, I attended my second Dreamforce with much better success than the first. Meaning I managed to sound somewhat knowledgable and customers didn't laugh when one of the sessions slapped a "You are an Expert" t-shirt on me. These are the small wins I look forward to in my career :)
What I've yet to figure out is what to do with this blog. While I've always stated that I don't care about what I post, I've started to feel more conservative as my identity on the web proliferates. Recently I saw an article about pseudonymity vs real identity, which points to some of the issues I've been having with the social web. Dmitry Shapiro, founder of a new social networking site called AnyBeat, summed it up as, "It’s not that you want to interact with ‘anonymous’ users, you actually want them to have an identity. It just turns out that often it’s better if that identity is not your real one. That way you can be yourself. ...Facebook, Twitter, Quora, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc... these sites have all become efforts. They’re all work. You’re constant interacting professionally and building up your online profile."
Tru dat. I've noted it before but couldn't quite put a finger on what was actually wrong other than there are just too many places in which I can post content. But the real problem lies in the fact that its become all work for me. At the end of the day I don't care so much about who I'm sharing to, I just don't want that extra cognitive load of figuring how all this content sums up at the end of the day.