Hello, I am Christian Heilmann, pictured on the right.
This is my personal blog. Everything here is written by me, and is my opinion. Not all is my content, as I will point to other content and praise or discuss it. I endorse things I find to be useful, and I reserve myself the right to criticise things I disagree with. I also reserve my right to ask questions and raise questions for you, my audience that I built over the 10 years this has been around.
Let me repeat this: this is my personal blog, this is my content, and I am the person responsible. Not the company I work for right now, not my colleagues, not anyone else.
So if you disagree with something here, you have no right to quote it as “$company person Chris Heilmann said” – if I speak for a company, I will publish on its channels. I even described this in detail as part of the developer evangelism handbook: it is a bad idea to publish company content on your personal channel.
So, if you disagree with me, contact me. Send me an email in the footer of this blog, or direct message me on Twitter at @codepo8. If I don’t follow you, ask me to do so. My colleagues and my manager have no control over this blog, and I do not tell them what I will publish here, so there is no point in telling them that you disagree with me. In some cases, they disagree with me and that is great. This is how adults deal with these kind of things – we allow each other to have opinions and find a good consensus.
Here’s the deal:
- I am not being told what to write here, I pay for this blog, I maintain it and I am in control.
- I am not interested in guest posts, and I am not allowing anyone else to write here.
- I will not write about your product, just because you give me access or a free copy – I will contact you if I am interested.
- I am a person, I am real, and I have a life. I also have feelings. If I hurt yours, I am sorry and I’d love to know it so I can apologise or make sure I don’t act the way I did. If you want to hurt mine, I think you’re wasting precious time.
And with that, why are you still here? There is stuff to be read!