Thursday, April 10, 2008
(By the way, I recently co-authored a presentation on How to Share and GAIN Knowledge using Blogs. I wasn't available to deliver the presentation. Laurisa Rodriguez delivered it 2 weeks ago. In it I share some of my own personal Blogs success stories which really help to understand the business value of Blogs.
On Monday I published a story about my migration from the Linux Open Client to a Mac laptop. In it, I explained that I couldn't migrate my Notes workspace (desktop6.ndk file) and had to email myself links to all my databases. The blog entry was picked up by Alan Lepofsky (who I don't know. In fact, Lotus Connections Atlas says I'm 3 degrees away from him). Anyway, Alan knew that something existed out there to migrate this file from Windows to Mac. He emailed someone asking for the tool/instructions and within minutes, I had a tool in my inbox that could migrate my Notes workspace from Windows to Mac!!!!!!
So I GAINED knowledge, even when I was not looking for it!!! And the best part: It all started because I was just trying to share my experiences with my co-workers!!!! Where else can you gain knowledge so easily? Where else can you gain knowledge even when you are not looking for it ??? That, my friends, is why I love blogs!!!
P.S. If you want this tool, it'll soon be published as a technote.. In the meantime, feel free to email me and I can share. I'm on a dial-up connection right now and can't upload the file to this Blog entry.
P.S.2. THANK YOU ALAN!