Who needs caffeine on a Saturday morning if you can have a Knowledge Jolt instead? I was about to put the kettle on this morning and stopped to check my Google Reader. That's where I found Jack Vinson's post, A Study of KM bloggers, in which he reports on a recent "explorative study" by Pumacy Technologies that analyzes metrics on a variety of knowledge management blogs.
Looking at the month of August, they considered frequency of posting, number of comments, Google page rank and Alexa rankings. (There may be other criteria as well, but we'll have to wait for Pumacy Technologies to explain further.) In any event, they've provided a list of over 50 KM blogs, sorted by blog activity.
Since I'm always interested in finding new KM blogs to add to my personal reading mix, I decided to click through to take a look at the blogs Pumacy Technologies identified. For regular KM blog consumers, most of the names on the blog list will not be surprising. Some of the best and most active commentators in this discipline are on that list. For example, Jack's blog shows up as #11. What surprised me was that Above and Beyond KM was on the list as well as #15!
A closer look revealed that some good KM blogs were not on the list. While we don't have a complete explanation of the study criteria from Pumacy Technologies, a quick review of the list indicates that they seemed to be tracking blogs that cover knowledge management generally as opposed to highly specialized knowledge management blogs.
In any event, do take a look at the list. You'll find some well-known, well-established KM bloggers there. However, you're also bound to discover a few new KM bloggers who have interesting things to say. So explore the list, read the blogs and join the conversation.
Above and Beyond KM began on January 21, 2008. Thanks to Pumacy for giving me this great way to celebrate 8 months of blogging.