SQL New Blogger Challenge: Week 1


The response to the SQL New Blogger Challenge I issued a couple of weeks ago has been absolutely incredible. At last count, I’ve seen more than twenty (!) bloggers (besides myself) say they’re going to take the challenge, and I’m sure there are others I haven’t seen.

Thanks to David Klee, Paul Randal, Brent Ozar, Steve Jones, Andy Warren, Aaron Bertrand, Mike Fal, and everyone else that helped to spread the word, and thanks to all of the experienced bloggers that have been offering their encouragement.

If you’ve written a post for the Challenge, don’t forget to tweet about it with #SQLNewBlogger so we can all find it. And if you’re just finding out about the Challenge or couldn’t join us in week 1, no worries! You’re welcome to join in at any time.

I can’t wait to see what everyone has written!


Ed Leighton-Dick helps small and midsize businesses solve their most challenging database performance, resiliency, and data security issues at Kingfisher Data, the consulting firm he founded in 2014. He has taught thousands of people at over 200 events, including the world's largest Microsoft data platform conferences, and he has been a leader in the Microsoft data community since 2008. Microsoft has recognized Ed seven times as a Data Platform MVP for his expertise and service to the data community.