Awesome SDL Tridion MVP 2013 Summit

I just posted how to get past hesitation with sharing with the SDL Tridion community. The trick is realizing you're not really sharing with everyone, just the people that find the content they need from you (at some point in the future). You won't be judged and nothing tremendous is at stake. So go, write/code/share what you want! Your friends will help point out anything out of place. But I might point if you don't share (muahaha).

It must have worked, because everyone's now sharing details on another awesome trip (okay it's not really because of me).

Some pics:

Get that fly!

We went off-roading!

"What did one SDL Buddy say to the other?"
"Es de el..."
"Dude, not funny. We're in Portugal."

There are 2 and a half SDL buddies.

And a slide show:

If it looked fun it's because it was some serious Tridion work and play. Know someone who's shared Tridion expertise online and deserves recognition for the past year? Nominate them!

Sharing More by Caring Less (How to get over the fear of sharing)

As a top SDL Tridion blogger (I average a topic/week over the past three years), former SDL Tridion MVP-turned-Community Builder, and a member of the selection committee, I'd like to remind community participants and even myself of the following.
Get over it. It's okay to publish. (I'm not that special) :-)
This reminder is the trick to giving yourself permission to share especially for those of us that want to share but are waiting for time, permission, the right topic, or perfection. Don't wait. Though writing for a global audience, the whole world will not read your post.

You're making a voice-mail message or leaving a "to do" list that someone may stumble upon, not a broadcast. The more authentic and uniquely you, the better. Is a generic shopping list interesting?
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
What if it's more unique and specialized?
  • Buttermilk
  • Ostrich Egg
  • Smoked Gouda

Maybe it depends on your audience? But you don't get to pick who reads your contributions.
I am not going to solve every problem in my domain nor will everyone instantly understand my message, not with a single post. No one will think less of me for being unsure of some things. Maybe I'm too technical for my own good. People need the big picture trees and forests but I worry about the cellular structure of leaves of a particular tree in a certain region... during the summer.