Yesterday I started to copy the most complex wiki project category at my job into my private wiki. Computer imaging and setup. It wasn’t easy to convince myself to do it. I opened MojoTwo (My Wiki’s name) twice and closed it. Reading in my journal helped. I decided that at the very least, there’s no harm in copying this information down since I can always delete it. It’s no more a waste of a time than playing Hearthstone or Company of Heroes again. It felt good writing in the wiki again, to adding images and organizing things the way I want them to be. Even now, in its draft-like state, my wiki article already looks good. Better than the scattered mess on our work wiki.
Part of me worries that I’ll get into trouble. What if I’m recording information that can’t be saved outside of work? What if boss becomes pissed somehow? But at the end, I have to remember that articles like these are what landed me the job where I am today, to begin with. It was articles likes these, about the scripts I created and shortcuts and the like. The images, explanations, and organization I put into all this is work that I’ve done. I can take notes and create a better platform – for me. I guess the boss would say, “why not put this effort into our wiki and show off what you’ve done?” My answer would be because I have restricted access and I can’t do what I want. What makes sense to me would most likely not make sense to you.
Besides, who said it won’t go into the work wiki? Why not? having my personal notes does not mean I can’t contribute to another place. Isn’t it what I’m doing through my blogs anyway?