Diamond Awards are a girl’s best friend!

Diamond Award

To my immense delight and surprise I have won IntranetNow’s Diamond Award for 2017!

Delight, because it is a huge shiny diamond with an inscription. Oh, and I rather like winning 🙂

Surprise, because compared to some of the nominees, my blogs are rather down-to-earth and practical, and my video collection is frankly just picking and posting and anyone could have done it. Don’t you dare, though 🙂
Other nominees publish posts with far more depth and thoughts than my “click here and check box”  posts. I would have voted for someone else, to be honest.

Not that I am complaining!

Apparently my blog has “explored SharePoint permissions, intranet features and the practice of intranet management for over six years, in an accessible and often fun manner.”

It has set me thinking: “why do I do this”?

  1. From an early age I have liked writing, but it took me a while to find my topic.
    I like shaping an idea into a post, to discover the different angles to a story, trying to find out what point I am actually trying to make, and trying to write as concisely as possible.
  2. Although everyone appears to be using SharePoint and Office365 these days, everyone has a different Office365 positioning, implementation and governance. In the admin console alone there are a ton of settings and boxes to check and make your setup just a little different from others.
    Through sharing my experiences I may be able to help others because there are so many things to know and find out.
    It is why I also like to read other people’s blogs – they help me understand things or solve user issues.
  3. It serves as my personal notebook. Sometimes I have to re-read my own blogs to avoid having to do a lot of experiments again. It must be age 🙂
  4. My video collection was supposed to be a one-time blog post, but it unexpectedly hit the sweet spot with a lot of people so I though it might be nice to expand. But seriously, it was not planned.

Thank you very much, Wedge Black, Brian Lamb and everyone who was involved in the judging!

Updated Monday October 9: Hmm…Wedge has asked me to link to the IntranetNow site which features an announcement and a video of my acceptance speech. I was actually trying to avoid that 🙂

Title inspired by…do I really have to explain that? 

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7 thoughts on “Diamond Awards are a girl’s best friend!

  1. Helga Dietrich October 9, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Congratulations!!!

    Kind regards,

    Helga Dietrich
    Business Information Manager

    Yakult Europe B.V.
    Head office and Production
    Schutsluisweg 1, NL-1332 EN Almere
    Tel. Direct: +31 (0) 36 52 11 350
    Fax: +31 (0) 36 53 29 840
    Email: HDietrich@yakulteurope.com
    (available Monday through Thursday)
    >> Little Bottle Big Story
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  2. Andrew October 9, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Well done Ellen, next stop a key note for MS Ignite 2018…!!

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