A year ago I was in Phoenix, Arizona when I found out that my blog, The World According To Mitch, was selected by BizTech Magazine as one of their 50 IT blogs you must read. It was quite an honor to be recognized by my peers. I was in Montréal, Quebec this year when I was informed I had been selected again for 2012, one of a select few to repeat. Again, I would like to thank everyone involved in making this happen. It truly is humbling, and knowing that this year readers were invited to vote made it all the more special.
The world has changed tremendously since I started blogging. In 2001 my blog was actually targeted email articles, to be replaced in 2003 by my first website, www.e-mitch.com. IT was only in 2005 that my writings would be codified into an actual formal blog, although a few peers and mentors had to twist my arm. They twisted harder when I left Montréal and told me that if I wanted to succeed I had to build my brand.
The process of building my brand began then and has continued to this day. It continues on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and at every event that I speak at. It is the advice that I pass along to every fledgling IT Pro just starting out – build your brand, it will eventually pay huge dividends.
I want to thank the editors and readers of BizTech Magazine for once again seeing fit to honour me this way. I hope that between The World According to Mitch and the Canadian IT Pros Connection I will continue to deserve your readership!