A note from Tim: Susan Bradley AKA the “SBS Diva”, has been an amazing help to our business with her awesome willingness to assist every time I have had a question about SBS 2003. She has provided information, links to help pages and forums, hot fixes and even posted me a SBS 2003 Best Practices book for free. She well and truly deserves the MPV recognition from Microsoft for her contribution to the SBS community. We’re excited to present her profile today.
Name: Susan Bradley.
Screen Name: Susan (boring, I know). Also known as the SBS Diva.
Personal Blog: www.msmvps.com/blogs/bradley
Social Networks: While I am part of www.linkedin.com and www.facebook.com there are still times that I go, do I really call some of these folks friends? Social networks have to build off the social part first and foremost. Twitter is one that I watch other twitterers but my "fake" twitter is actually run by Vlad Mazek (www.vladville.com). He actually twitters better than I would -- check out www.twitter.com/susanbradley
Current Employment: CPA, Network Admin, Forensic specialist
Location: Fresno, CA, USA
It started back in 2003 because the blogging site of www.msmvps.com was needing to be moved from the ownership of a Microsoft employee to external control. It would have caused too much personal liability for the person in particular. So originally I started the blog because I was put in charge of administering a blog site. I first put tech notes up there, then rant, then items I considered interesting, so I sorta fell into blogging.
Mostly it's small business technology focused. And obviously it has to be something I care about. So there is a lot about security concerns with small business as that's something I'm passionate about. :-)
Most of the time it's short and regular. I sometimes have longer posts, but not often. I will use images, but not usually video. If I do use video, it's someone else's video as I'm not into making vidcasts and what not.
The funny thing is that when I was a young girl, I bought several journals and NEVER would keep writing in them. Yet here I am on the blog and I've kept it up. I think if you would have told me way back in 2003 that I would enjoy dumping thoughts on the web like this, I would have told you you were insane. But here I am several years later still hanging in there. I think the key is to go with your passion and don't force the communication . Blog because you want to, you like doing it, not because it's some item on a business plan and it's the latest thing to do. Do it because it makes you see things and consider things in a new light.