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Invitation to T-SQL Tuesday #014

January 3, 2011 News-ish, sql server, sqlserverpedia-syndication, SSC 81 Comments

Hello and welcome to the first T-SQL Tuesday of 2011!

2010 was a great year for T-SQL Tuesdays, dreamed up and instigated by Adam Machanic (blog, Twitter) in December of 09 (see his recent blog T-SQL Tuesday Meta Roundup).  So tell us, Adam…what is a T-SQL Tuesday?

Each month a blog will host the party, and about a week before the second Tuesday of the month a theme will be posted. Any blogger that wishes to participate is invited to write a post on the chosen topic. The event is called “T-SQL Tuesday”, but any post that is related to both SQL Server and the theme is fair game. So feel free to post about SSIS, SSRS, Java integration, or whatever other technologies you’re working with in conjunction with SQL Server. Even if your post includes no T-SQL we still want to see it. 

Sa-weet.  The topic I have chose for the inagural 2011 T-SQL Tuesday is….wait for it…….


So tell us: what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why?  Are you heading for a certification? An award? Are you looking to pick up CLR because that guy at the Summit said it’s “bitchin'”? Go crazy…

Da Rulz

  1. Window of opportunity: Your post must go live between 00:00:00 GMT on Tuesday the 11th of January and 00:00:00 GMT on Wednesday the 12th.
  2. Show some love: Your blog post has to link back to the hosting blog, and the link must be anchored from the logo (the blue one shown here, not the stick figure “YAY!” one) which must also appear at the top of the post.
  3. Check your work: If trackbacks won’t work properly then please leave a comment below so that your post is accounted for in the roundup.

Bonus points!!

Bonus points are like brownie points – there’s no way to redeem them, but you feel good about it anyway. Earn some by using these brilliant suggestions:

  1. Advertise! Include a reference to T-SQL Tuesday in the title of your post.
  2. Tweet! Use the hash tag #TSQL2sDay to follow links and other relevant conversations.
  3. Host! Consider hosting T-SQL Tuesday yourself. If you’re interested let Adam Machanic Know. If you’ve participated in two T-SQL Tuesdays previously and you keep up your blog (blog monthly for the last six months) then he’ll put you in the rotation.

Currently there are "81 comments" on this Article:

  1. [...] hosted this month by Jen McCown (blog|twitter), on the topic of resolutions. Specifically, “what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why?” I like that word – pondering – because I ponder a lot. And while there are many things that [...]

  2. [...] hosted this month by Jen McCown (blog|twitter), on the topic of resolutions. Specifically, “what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why?” I like that word – pondering – because I ponder a lot. And while there are many things that [...]

  3. Lady Runa says:

    I threw my hat in the ring. Check out my 2011 resolutions: http://ladyruna.blogspot.com/2011/01/t-sql-tuesday-resolutions.html

    Oh, and congratulations on your MVP-ness. Get a tiara and wear it, girl. :)

  4. I’ve had a go, on the subject of SQL Server-related New Year Resolutions – unimaginative, I know… http://thelonedba.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/t-sql-tuesday-014-new-years-resolutions/

  5. Gill Rowley says:

    Here’s mine – it’s been tweeted, but just in case…http://gillrowley.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/t-sql-tuesday/

  6. Congrats on the MVP Award. You guys are a power couple. My contribution for techie resolution.


  7. Great topic. I was actually planning to write something and this was just the kick in the pants I needed to get back on the horse. Enjoy! http://speeddba.com/2011/01/t-sql-tuesday-014_resolutions/

  8. Samson Loo says:

    I hope my trackback worked but just in case here is my entry… http://bit.ly/fTKGbO

  9. [...] time the event is hosted by Jen McCown (Blog|Twitter), who just received an MVP nomination (congratulations [...]

  10. Not sure trackback worked. Here’s my submission for TSQL2sDay. http://zero1design.com/2011/01/11/2011-the-year-of-focus/

  11. No trackback so far for me, but here goes the direct link to my submission: T-SQL Tuesday resolutions

  12. [...] is hosting a blog discussion on *what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why?* You should jump over there to see what all the participants had to say and get [...]

  13. Jen says:

    SQL Superman’s link didn’t come thru: http://www.sqlsuperman.com/?p=13

  14. [...] TSQL2sDay – all the posts from this weeks topic – resolutions – it’s pretty incredible there were like 44 posts this Tuesday. [...]

  15. [...] is hosted by newly minted SQL Server MVP Jen McCown ( blog | @JenniferMcCown ) and the chosen topic is, “What technical resolutions have you been pondering, and [...]

  16. [...] it’s been about half a year since Jen McCown invited SQL Bloggers to post their new years resolutions. I made mine and I’ve kept up with it, but I’m [...]

  17. [...] topic, Jen has decided to stick with the New Year’s theme of resolutions. Now, when the topic was announced last week, I thought, “Damn, I’m posting a blog the very same day about my 2011 professional [...]

  18. [...] a year ago, (prompted by Jenn McCown’s t-sql tuesday post about resolutions) I made a new year’s resolution to blog weekly, keep [...]

  19. [...] feeling particularly New Year-sy, so I decided to go with TSQL Tuesday #014: Resolutions, previously hosted by Jen McCown (blog | twitter).  How many resolutions have you actually kept?  [...]

  20. Stacey Smith says:

    Just found this, what a great idea, are the t-sql events still in progress

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  22. I usually do not comment, however I read a lot of remarks on Invitation to T-SQL
    Tuesday #014 | The MidnightDBA Star-Times. I do have a few questions
    for you if you do not mind. Could it be just me or does it appear like a
    few of these responses come across as if they are written by brain dead visitors?
    :-P And, if you are posting at additional social sites, I’d like to keep up with anything new you have to
    post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of your social community sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

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