Happy to NOT Be an MVP!!!
Wait, it's not what you think. This isn't some "sour grapes" post where I bitch and complain about not getting awarded the MVP this year. I'm not tossing Vista out the window for penguin software nor am I going to start abbreviating Microsoft with M$. It was actually my choice.
Receiving the MVP award is a great honor, and one that has to be earned each year. I was very proud of having received it for the past four years and appreciated Microsoft recognizing the support I gave the community. But this past year I've been buried with work in my new job and just didn't have the time to speak and write as much as I should have (as the lack of blog posts here shows). So this year I didn't ask to be renewed, preferring instead to step down and make room for some other more deserving folks like Rob Marshall and Chris Hay.
I want to thank my US MVP Lead Ed Hickey for supporting me all those years as well as Akim Boukhelif for supporting me on this side of the big pond. Best of luck to all of the new MVPs and maybe when my work life settles down I'll once again be worthy of the MVP title.