More than Give and Take
Looking at this or any Community, one could just see it simply as an transaction approach with a series of give and time, requests and responses, or questions and answers. But by viewing it this way, you will miss
- the level of engagement
- an increase in camaraderie
- the dynamics in the "conversation"
- the communal growth in knowledge and experience.
And once you do, then you realize all of the intangible benefits that a community provide. And it starts happening each and every day when we make a personal choice to share knowledge, help others, and build important personal relationships in this Community each and every day. So please keep that in mind during your "stay" in the APM "neighborhood."
Every post really counts and helps this community grow in our APM Neighborhood. There is no contribution or contact that is too small! With the dynamic changes in products, applications, and environments, this connection is becoming increasingly important.
You should be seeing at a personal and community level how this invaluable APM resource is improving with each other's involvement.
Looking to help/contribute?
Then please provide and share your APM:- Technical Questions -- It could be something that you are planning to do or a nagging question that you always wanted to get an answer for.- Responses to other Admin/Customer Questions. I note these opportunities when new questions arise. Please assist if you can,- Case Results (Whether or not sharing a technical question)- Enhancement Requests- Technical Documents- Deployment and Monitoring Experiences.
What is Needed for a Rich Community?
However, the foundations of a enriched APM Community is interaction and engagement. And more importantly, doing so consistently on a daily or weekly manner if we can.. We all want our questions answered and have needed discussions to take place.
But it is hard to do this if our fellow admins are not taking an active part in these conversations!!!
Your OpportunityEach day we have an opportunity to improve ourselves, our monitoring environments, and to help each other. Please consider beginning or continuing to log in often and participate in this community. Putting a smile on someone else's face or hearing the words, "that was helpful, thank you" is an unparalleled source of personal satisfaction.
Thank you Hallet !!
What a great post, 100% agreement to your thoughts and recommendations.