I’m going on a reading diet; I spend too much of my (long) commute browsing technology blogs and pretending to keep up with newspapers and politics. Right now, I’m going to be reading articles about internal communications so I can keep abreast of my industry.
In reverse alphabetical order, here are the blogs I shall be reading, run by people I’ve interacted with on Twitter. Knowing the author (in some sense) helps me understand the context, and makes me feel more emotionally engaged.
the big speakeasy – Susan Lambe blogs two or three times a month and always has something valuable and thought provoking to say about communication in general. I assume Susan is a hands-on internal communications practitioner (you know how bad my memory is). Australia.
It’s not rocket science – Liam Fitzpatrick blogs a few times a month and is an internal comms best practice evangelist (I suspect he has something to do with black belts). Liam is a change and comms consultant, but I’m sure he’s been a long-term practitioner as I once sat at a desk that in previous years was in the position of a different desk that Liam had once glanced at. UK.
Intranet Blog – Toby Ward blogs several times a month (yay) and talks about enterprise architecture, intranets, information management and much more. Toby is the founder of Prescient Digital Media and so is an expert consultant for intranet deployment. Canada.
Diary of an internal communicator – Rach Allen blogs a few times a month and has been an internal comms person for a variety of large companies, so again is a practitioner (there’s that word again). UK.
Bas Zurburg – Bas blogs a few times a month and touches on intranets, web design and social communications; he’s got a tech background. I think Bas is the intranet guy and is therefore a practitioner (oh how we love the bloggers who work). Netherlands.
I’ve popped all of these blogsites into my browser (and my Feed Reader) on my iPhone and I just hope they provide enough content between them to keep me happy as a commute. It will do my soul good to be focussed and I might well choose to comment more, and comments are so important aren’t they?
Of course I didn’t mean to miss you from my list! I just have a terrible terrible memory (and a medical note that explains why…) yes of course I’ve enjoyed our conversations on Twitter! Please do nudge me (DM me?) and I’ll see about adding your blog to my reading list.
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