While I was casually checking my personal emails today, I was pleasantly surprised to see an email with this subject.
Your online community contributions have been recognized by Microsoft
This was an email from Microsoft informing me that I was awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award for the year 2011! I would be lieing if I say that I am not excited about this. I am proud of this as this will be the first badge on my blog 😉
The important reason why I love to respond to questions in all these forums is that I get to learn more than what I actually contribute. It helps me keep updated with the latest in SQL Server and learn from the responses of some of the best in Industry. If my responses answers someone’s question, it is icing on the cake! Similarly I blog about the things that I learned or about how I fixed some issues with an intention that it might help someone, somewhere. I will not gain if I keep my knowledge to myself. If I share it, for sure I will understand it better and someone else in the Community will be benefited from it.
I accept this award as a pat on my back to contribute more and more to the wondeful SQL Server Community. Thank you Microsoft!
You will see more and more of Pradeep Adiga in 2011. It is a belated announcement of one of my New Year resolutions!