You know what’s cool? When you’re casually helping colleagues in the industry with their content strategy because you want to share knowledge and further their success, and you get an award for it.
It all started when Ping Jen (formerly of Microsoft) reached out to me from the Bing Ads team with a question: Would I be willing to share what I know about content strategy with his team, and would I mind reviewing their client’s content strategy, too?
I did it without hesitation and wrapped up the collaboration late last year. A couple months back, I found out I was nominated for an award for my contributions — the MVP (“most valuable professional”) award. I was honored to even be considered and at that time, I had no idea of the implications of the award.
When I got official word I had won the award, needless to say I was excited! My excitement mounted when we had the first official MVP meeting, and I learned about all the incredible ways Microsoft supports and connects its MVP community worldwide.
There’s about 950 MVPs in the U.S. and I believe about 4,000 across the globe. I’m looking forward to being a part of this awesome community.