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Why blog?

SharePoint has been around for a while, so I’m certainly not the first (or best) administrator out there who is writing and publishing blogs.
 
So why am I blogging?
 
As a SharePoint Administrator, I’m often called upon to troubleshoot user issues, diagnose database problems and design and configure websites for large initiatives and small projects.  As most SharePoint Admins know, this job is one of those "everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink" kind of jobs.  That’s what makes it fun!
 
Troubleshooting and finding solutions usually involves searching the web for tips and tricks and hoping someone else already has the answer.  And in my internet investigations, I’ve run across many blogs that are, for the most part, outstanding.
 
But I often need to solve a problem or design and build a solution without customizing code, buying any gadgets, or hiring a skilled coder.  And often, the solution is needed very quickly.  Simply put, there’s just not always time and/or money.  So, I’ve had to become more of an out-of-the-box evangelist.   No, maybe SharePoint doesn’t do "A" but we can make it do something like "A" and take care of the business need at hand.

And that is why I decided to start blogging.  I hope to build a repository for myself and if others can benefit, then that’s an even better – and less selfish – reason to blog.

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