Took a break to check email and saw the confirmation that I was renewed for another year. Pleasant news for a Wednesday morning. Strange to realize this is my 7th time, where did the time go? I’ve certainly changed a lot in those years!
For those who aren’t MVP’s and would like to be (and there is nothing wrong with that at all), here are some notes on how to do it:
- There are multiple paths to it, from answering forum posts to writing books to being a speaker to serving on the PASS Board. Pick one (or more) that work for you.
- There is no public formula so you have to guess at how much is enough. Do what you can like, do what you can sustain, do what you can afford.
- My view is that being an MVP is about influence and contributions to the community. Building a network is a very good way to start, as is having a blog so you can interact with your network.
- Build a portfolio over 18-24 months, then find someone to review and submit you for consideration
On that last bullet I’ll be glad (as will most MVP’s) to spend a few minutes with you discussing what you’ve done/are doing and make suggestions. I’d like nothing better to see you become an MVP.