Why I have not been writing any new posts…

As much as I love writing the SYSK posts, the reality is that it takes a lot of time…  For the last couple of months, I’ve been working 14+ hour days consistently…  To make the matters worse, I’ve learned that this type of activity doesn’t even result in a “pat on the back” as, given my role and responsibilities, I’m expected to do this kind of work (and other type of knowledge transfer, mentoring, etc.) internally within Microsoft… 

Bottom line — the bloging I do here comes out of my personal time, and, with 70+ hour work weeks, there is not much personal time left…

This does not mean that I will not be posting any more…  I just need to get to a more sane work schedule…  So, hang on…  keep checking…  I will be back!


Comments (8)

  1. As much as I love writing the SYSK posts, the reality is that it takes a lot of time… For the last

  2. Josh Usovsky says:

    We’ll be anxiously awaiting more posts until then. 🙂  Keep up the good work, and I hope your schedule will calm down soon!  Relaxation is important.

  3. Andy says:

    Sounds like you need a new employer…

  4. I have learned alot from you SYSK posts. Thanks a lot for them and I hope that they will be back soon!

  5. Fredrik says:

    Well you definitively deserve a pat on the back for the great work you’ve put into this blog 🙂

  6. Vishalgiri Goswami says:

    Hi Irena,

    Till May 2007, we all have been reading average 22 post per month.

    Now all of us are very addicted, so I would request you to post atleast 4 posts per month.

    Thousands of people are your fan, and I am first in the queue.

    However, I belives you need your relaxation, or some other activities like sketching, Yoga, singing, dancing, go for vacation, etc.

    So, Have a great time, (if you can spare some;)


    Vishalgiri Goswami

  7. LiQ says:

    That’s crazy.

    This blog is, of course, your way to note knowledge you aquire.

    You get paid for writing people e-mail to teach them stuff or inform them and I don’t think people around you would complain if you write stuff like SYSK on an internal Wiki…

    So, the point is that this is the same thing, just in another forum.

    Keep up the really good work, you can see every visit on you blog as a e-"pat on the back" from us 😉

  8. Homer says:

    Sorry you are working so hard. I like your blog a lot, thanks for taking the time, and good luck in getting that balance you need.