Kate asked, how do I decide what to blog about? Hmm. Perhaps the question should be how do I decide what not to blog about!
Ok. Being serious now. This is definitely what I would call a professional blog, so you won’t find much about my personal life (if anything) here. So, how do I decide what to blog about – well really its a balance between:
- Ideas or reactions to other feeds I’ve reading;
- Things I’ve seen and want to bookmark for future reference (this in itself is a great reason to blog – I’m always searching my own blog for stuff I know I’ve recorded here;
- Events I’m attending (or even hosting);
- Updates and links to things I’ve published else where; and
- Occasionally other ideas I might have.
I would love to make my blog all about the last point, but to be honest that’s not a real proposition so I try to maintain a healthy balance between all of the above.
The harder question to answer is what do I blog about. The specific focus has changed over time, generally its about things related to the information workplace – everything from social media to the impact of physical workspace design. Some people have described this as a Knowledge Management blog, while others think I’m a technologist. But I don’t think it really matters.
Of course when I blog is easy – these days its quite often while I’m sitting on the train going to or back from Sydney. Otherwise I like blogging early on a Saturday or Sunday morning, ideally while drinking a coffee before everyone else wakes up!
That’s enough about me… how do these guys decide how/what/when to blog?
- Craig Thomler;
- Samuel Driessen;
- Michael Sampson;
- Jack Vinson;
- John Tropea;
- Dean Thrasher and Gordon Taylor; and
- Jeff Nolan.
Let’s see who is listening ;-)
(BTW these are all blogs I’ve been reading recently and have starred a few times in Google Reader)