Where Do Blog Post Ideas Come From?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Someone asked me by email, do you have any advice on how to come up with blog post ideas? The main thing is to be aware of them as possible connections, and when looking at one thing (say, a blog post) to keep other things in the back of your mind, always looking for these connections.

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005. The advent of easy-to-use tools and platforms brought blogging to a much larger, non-technical population.

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from tweets to the blog

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. When Francis Harwood, anthropologist, asked a Sioux elder why people tell stories, he answered, “In order to become human beings.”

Live blogging

Doc Searls

One reason is that I’ve been traveling almost constantly, and not always in the best position to blog (or even tweet). I’ll get back to more regular blogging here, while still liveblogging, after I get back in the States from Australia, where I am now. Blogging LinksPerhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve been quiet here for a bit. Another is that I’ve been liveblogging instead.

blogging break

Harold Jarche

No, I have not stopped blogging, though my lack of recent posts may have given that impression. Following this break and with my upcoming travel I am sure I will have many new ideas to discuss here on this blog.

Blogging equals thinking

Euen Semple

Well, writing equals thinking. I can't remember who it was that said "I don't know what I think until I start writing " but certainly for me it has always rung true. I've not been writing much for a while, and it feels like I've not been thinking. Sure, ideas flit through my head and I can ruminate endlessly as we all do, but by not writing I've not focussed my thinking.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old. I understand that I’m reporting on how blogging looked to someone in a highly privileged position. My blog was me.

Quiet blog

David Weinberger

This has been one of the longest stretches of non-blogging for me since I stopped blogging every freaking day in around 2010. In part it’s because I’ve been traveling — to Mexico City for a library conference I blogged about, to Penn State for a talk at the new and really interesting Center for Humanities and Information , to Atlanta to talk at a Deloitte internal Knowledge Management get-together. (I’ve

Moving my blog

Euen Semple

Although [link] will continue to be my business site I am moving my blog to its own new domain at [link]. Those of you who subscribe by RSS or email might like to resubscribe using the links at the new location. I certainly hope so! I will do another reminder post in a few weeks

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Let’s Rename Micro-blogging to Chatting

Dan Pontefract

<Note: I call this a ‘popcorn’ post> If you’re on the ole Twitter , or even better, if your organization has implemented a micro-blogging application of some sort, you get it. That is, you probably have a semi-coherent idea of what micro-blogging actually is.

Workplace Learning Professionals who blog

Jane Hart

Following a number of requests from readers, I’ve updated my popular page on Workplace Learning Professionals on Twitter to include links to their blogs. Workplace Learning Professionals who blog and are on Twitter. BlogsTweet.

Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

” Denise and I, as parents of the three goats (now aged, 10, 7 and 6) happily encourage them to publicly blog at their own domains: www.clairepontefract.com. Blogging inspires creativity. We’re proud they love writing on their blogs.

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Nigel Paine

GroSum. Check out this interview: Nigel Paine, Owner, nigelpaine.com.

Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

Earlier on this month, my good friend, Euan Semple wrote a short blog post on the topic of how tough it is to put together that initial first blog entry, if you are new to blogging, and even more so if you are an executive.

Blog Post: Zooming around

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. I ran another Zoom virtual Knowledge Café a few days ago. Yet again it went exceptionally well and I had some great feedback.

Too happy to blog

David Weinberger

The post Too happy to blog appeared first on Joho the Blog That is all.

Blogging and Personal Feelings

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In November of 2008, Andrew Sullivan published an excellent article in The Atlantic , - Why I Blog , - in which he discussed the unique characteristics of a blog by reminding us what a web log shares in common with its namesake, the ship log. “In Anyone who has blogged his thoughts for an extended time will recognize this world. We blog now - as news reaches us, as facts emerge. I have now been blogging since May of 2005.

Blogging angst

Euen Semple

My friend Dave Tebbutt is wondering whether to give up his blog or not. Many of us over the years go through periods of questioning why we blog and if it is worth it. For me the biggest reason to blog is personal. If I don’t blog I don’t think as much, or at least not with as much focus. I don’t think it even matters where you blog these days. This is because just linking to my blog posts seemed unreasonable.

Blog Post: Conversational Spaces

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. My blook on Conversational Leadership continues to grow and take shape.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company.

The Best Blog Posts of January 2014

Jane Hart

Here is my personal pick of the best blog posts in January 2014. For all the posts I tweeted and bookmarked in January, see my 2014 Reading List.)

My favourite blog posts from April 2013

Jane Hart

At the end of every month I review the blog posts and articles that I read during the month, and identify those that I have particularly enjoyed – for me this is a key part of curation.â?¦

Blog Post: Disregard Others!

David Gurteen

So it was fascinating to see this article he recently posted on his blog titled Feynman's Breakthrough about Richard Feynman - the well known American theoretical physicist. By David Gurteen My good friend David Pottinger and I both started our career's as physicists but I am sure he was a far better physicist than I ever was. I could never really handle the maths.

Dealing with blog spam

Jane Hart

I’m getting unundated with blog spam on this WordPress blog although Ido have an anti-spam plugin in place. Tweet. I am going to have to close posts for comments temporarily whilst I sort it out.

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

It’s been a little while since the last time that I had a chance to write another post over here in this blog, so I guess it’s now time for another experiment then. No, I know what you may be thinking, but I am not going to stop blogging nor give up on writing for that matter.

Blog Post: Is conversation action?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am often asked how to turn conversation into action. It's a crazy question as conversation is action. Let me justify that. It is evident that conversation does not change the physical world. Conversation, however, changes the wiring of our brains. It transforms our minds. It changes what we think about, and it shapes how we think. Conversation creates the conditions, in which actions and changes we would like to see in the world become possible.

Blogging and leadership

Euen Semple

I have long thought that good blogging is somewhere between poetry and essays. The activity of blogging calls on the writer to develop a heightened awareness of their surroundings and to work out their reactions to those surroundings. This is why I still believe that blogging has enormous potential to help us sort our most significant challenges

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Micro-blogging — to truly become effective whether personally or organizationally — ought to become both a personal and an organizational habit.

Blogging the way it ought to be

Doc Searls

Since the form of a WordPress blog (which this is) favors writing long pieces over short ones, that’s mostly what I’ve written here, since I started in August 2007. blog is writing pieces of any length, and posting them easily from a WYSIWYG editor, I’ve been blogging there instead of here. The Best Way to Blog. It’s even easier than it was on my original blog , where I posted from 1999 to 2007. BloggingFunction follows form.

Blogging and the Buddha

Euen Semple

At around the same time as this interest in Buddhism and meditation was beginning I was also getting into blogging. Although blogging had been going about a year when I started I was still part of a very small group of early bloggers working out what it was and what we could do with it. In order to blog you have to become more aware. You then publish these words on your blog which hopefully reaches into the minds of your readers in a very direct and immediate way.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company.

Blogging #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC 02

Doc Searls

Blogging Broadcasting infrastructure Journalism News Places weather 11:31pm — Nobody is saying it, but so far the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC is a dud. I mean, yeah there’s snow. But it’s not a real blizzard yet. At least not here, and not in Boston, where it’s supposed to be far worse. “A little bit more than a dusting” says the CNN reporter on the street in Boston, sweeping a thin layer of snow off some pavement.

Litmos Guest Blog Series

Clark Quinn

As I did with Learnnovators , with Litmos I’ve also done a series of posts , in this case a year’s worth. Unlike the other series, which was focused on deeper eLearning design, they’re not linked thematically and instead cover a wide range of topics that were mutually agreed as being personally interesting and of interest to their argument. So, we have presentations on: Blending learning. Performance Support. mLearning: Part 1 and Part 2. Advanced Instructional Design.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

Micro-blogging is starting to become a very effective way in which organizations can mitigate some of the aforementioned points. My main point is that micro-blogging will become a way in which we can flatten the organization.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. Before blogging, those thoughts were fleeting. The third week of Web 2.0

Blog Post: Future Cyberwars

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen This last week or so I have read two disturbing articles. Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault. How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab For Cyberwar. What concerns me is not the politics, but the increasing ability for anyone to conduct cyberwarfare. It could be a nation-state, a terrorist organization, or a 13 year old from their bedroom.

50,000 Photos as a Blog

Doc Searls

For a blog that’s not bad — and I’m beginning to think that, in a way, a blog is what Flickr is for me. Journalism is a form of documentation, and what I provide the world through my photo blog is fodder for that. Hardly a week goes by that a shot of mine doesn’t find its way from Flickr or Wikimedia Commons into a newspaper, a magazine or a blog post somewhere. Here’s one that ran in the NYTimes Bits blog on the 19th.

Blog Post: Stammtisch bus seats

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I was talking with a client the other day who was helping to plan an internal conference for employees from all over the world, many of whom would not know each other, and we were brainstorming how she might get them to connect and talk with each other more. I suggested stammtisch tables at the conference but that was not viable but then the idea came to mind of "stammtisch seats" on the coaches that were going to ferry them from their hotels to dinner in the evenings.

Blog Post: Conversational Leadership Workshop

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Nancy Dixon , John Hovell and I are running a 3-day residential workshop on Conversational Leadership in the UK this autumn. You will find full details here. We have an amazing venue - the Elevetham - a Victorian Gothic Mansion set in an estate of 4,000 acres in the Hampshire countryside and a history dating back to the 11th century. We are also very excited about the content as John, Nancy and I bring diverse perspectives and skills to the 3-days.

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Blog Post: Zoom Meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am experimenting with a potential Virtual Knowledge Cafe platform - Zoom Meetings. The experiment is confined to my local time zone right now but if all goes well I will open it up globally. Download Zoom and connect with me if you wish to play with it.). If you don't want to read too much - just watch these two videos and you will see why I think it will make a viable platform for Virtual Knowledge Cafes. Ignore the content - just see the format :-). Large Group Conversation.

Blog Post: Take a look at Nancy Dixon's Blogs

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There are only a handful of people whose blog posts I never wish to miss. You will find Nancy's main blog Conversation Matters here but she is also blogging on Linkedin now. Dave Snowden is one and Nancy Dixon is another. Nancy produces so much good practical material, for example, see her latest post 4 Great Ways to Conduct Peer Assists: Transferring Knowledge Effectively

This blog has gone spamtacular

David Weinberger

In August, the comment section of this blog was hit with 13,000 spam messages, which was at the low end of its normal 25k-35k range. The post This blog has gone spamtacular appeared first on Joho the Blog At least this is what Akismet tells me. The number of actual comments is usually in 30-50/month range, I think. In September, my comment sectionss got 186,998 spams. This has driven up my hosting costs rather spectacularly.

Blog Post: Knowledge Management Communities

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Stan Garfield has put together a truly comprehensive list of Knowledge Management Communities