Ready Admin One

Or what video games have taught me as a Salesforce admin (and consultant). I realize that this will come as a shock to almost 0% of my audience, but I like to play video games. Mostly long (100 hour plus) RPGs with rich stories, well-developed characters, or at least enough of one to mask the lackContinue reading “Ready Admin One”

Time flies etc.

I have had a few people lately approach me to ask about what it’s like being a consultant. I’m always a little surprised by that because I think “why would they ask me? I haven’t been at it very long.” I looked at the calendar recently. It’s already almost September. 2017. What the actual…anyway, thatContinue reading “Time flies etc.”

Georgia on my mind

I grew up in the peach state, various towns and cities at different times, only vaguely aware that people lived in other states. It’s weird how that happens. When you define a place as Home, it feels strange sometimes to think that there are billions of people out there who not only don’t live near you,Continue reading “Georgia on my mind”

It’s Official: Sales Cloud Consultant

I bit the bullet last Saturday and took the Sales Cloud Consultant exam. (She writes, as if she hadn’t been studying 1-2 hours per night for the past two months.) I did the online proctoring, something I said I would not do again. But you know the saying about the best laid plans. It onlyContinue reading “It’s Official: Sales Cloud Consultant”

Marketo v. Pardot Cage Match: Round 3, Administration

If you’re wondering “why are we talking about administration, if the last round was emails?” Well, frankly, because it was the next thing I thought about. I kept trying to think of a logical order to do these in and just came up short. Then I remembered that this is my blog, and I canContinue reading “Marketo v. Pardot Cage Match: Round 3, Administration”

Marketo v. Pardot Cage Match: Round 2, Sending Emails

Edited to include a note on Marketo’s Email Editor v2.0 First of all, disclaimer: Marketing Automation is not just for email automation. It does a lot more than that. However, for a small team that is just starting out with Marketing Automation, this is likely where you’re going to start, so that’s where we areContinue reading “Marketo v. Pardot Cage Match: Round 2, Sending Emails”

I did a thing: Becoming a Salesforce Admin Story

This is kind of awkward for me, which is weird because I’ve acted and spoken publicly, and I don’t get really bad stage fright. This feels different, though. I did an #AwesomeAdmin video. I was truly honored/humbled to be asked in the first place because, seriously, what do I have to tell people that better smarterContinue reading “I did a thing: Becoming a Salesforce Admin Story”

Vocab and syntax: a programming language is still a language

Disclaimer: I am not a fully-functioning programmer, yet, so please don’t look to me as an authority, by any stretch. What I am is curious and interested in languages, which gives me a unique perspective on things like programming *languages*. I am not multi-lingual. I can only speak English fluently, although I can muddle myContinue reading “Vocab and syntax: a programming language is still a language”

I’m Learning Pardot

I am taking the plunge. When I accepted my new job offer, it came contingent upon my finishing a few more exams, including at least one for Pardot. I thoroughly enjoy marketing, and I’m a big fan of marketing automation (if it’s not clear from my speaking sessions always including it), so I’ve decided toContinue reading “I’m Learning Pardot”