Saying “Yes” to the Blog

This morning, I have so much for which to be grateful. I’m home after attending my third NetApp A-Team ETL. I also submitted my fifth and final blog post for SolarWinds  Orange Matter and Geek Speak. The latter feels like an epic accomplishment given my life’s topsy turvy state for the past two months.  Yay!

On two other occasions, I declined offers to write blog posts for SolarWinds. Each time, a lack of faith in my ability to write with deadlines and fears about both my wordiness and worthiness led me to say “no.”

This final time, though, I was inspired by two NetApp A-Team members, Ruairi McBride,  and Jason Benedicic. Both of whom had recently published their own sets of fabulous posts for SolarWinds.

So, why shouldn’t I write those posts?! After all, I blogged about how I wanted to write, and the universe gave me the opportunity. So, I seized it.


PS — Here are my posts that have been published thus far.

Becky Elliott

After dropping out of a liberal arts college that focused on reading and discussing the “Great Books”, Becky Elliott found her way to a career in IT. For 20+ years, she has held a number of roles in Dev and Ops, and the area in between the two. In working for organizations in which poor security practices can cost lives, she’s an ardent believer in integrating security through the entire design process. Becky holds a number of industry certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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