Dear readers, commenters, likers, raters, followers, friends and others,
One more year of blogging. The first year – over the past five years of blogging – when I have managed to consistently blog throughout the year, month in, month out. 63 posts. Many comments, quite some likes and ratings. A good year.
This is all thanks to you 🙂 Thanks to your interactions on this blog, on Twitter, LinkedIn etc. Your readership makes this blog worth keeping up and I can’t express my gratitude warmly enough for engaging with me and my posts and helping me reflect continually at different levels and conversing with the quality hearts and minds that you have.
As I am going on home leave for the end of the year, looking back at this good year, here are some final reflections, with some inspiration from John Stepper’s reflection post about his first 1.5 years of blogging.
The 5 most successful (most viewed) posts this year were:
- Portrait of the modern knowledge worker
- Tinkering with tools: what’s up with Yammer?
- Managing or facilitating change, not just a question of words
- Settling the eternal semantic debate: what is knowledge, what is information
- What the heck is knowledge anyways: from commodity to capacity and insights
The 10 posts I enjoyed writing most were:
- KM=CDL, on the journey to universal sense-making – finally I put down in writing what I see as a good working definition of KM (for me)
- International Women’s (knowledge sharing) Day – a tribute to the great women that make knowledge sharing and learning worthwhile and are living examples of ideal role models for KS, KM and learning
- My first shoot: the ‘scaling up’ silver bullet – nailing down one of the biggest red herrings that development cooperation has been chasing
- The chemistry of magical facilitation (1) – mind the BOSSY HERALD – It took me a while to tease out the key factors that come into play when designing an event to facilitate. And I have yet to write two or more other posts in this series
- I WANT (YOU) TO CHANGE! Yes but how? – it also took me a while to gather some materials about what the thresholds of personal behaviour change are. For myself, and apparently for some of you, this has been a useful summary of important factors that affect personal change
- Harvesting insights (3): Agile KM, between stealth and big bang – it crystallises my thoughts about what kind of change process to follow when introducing e.g. agile KM, innovation, better communication in a working environment
- Through the blissful darkness of ignorance, with concepts-lights at my side – revisiting the sources of conceptual inspiration that feed my writing and approach to agile KM
- Power your communication with ‘KM inside’ – finding a way to really focus on agile KM while having the mandate to work on ‘just’ communication
- A tribute to KM4Dev: how it transformed my life and how I hope to share the magic – because KM4Dev truly has forever transformed my work life and I wanted to testify of the depth of that personal transformation and what I do to pay this learning back
- A journey through five years of blogging – because it was a great way to reflect about my blogging practice over time and seeing the waves of webs and weavings that happened over the past five years
This year has also seen the development of a Pinterest board about this blog. It’s a nicer way to navigate through a see of posts (152 to date). You reckon?
Next year I sure will come back to blogging with renewed energy, ideas and inspiration, about the content and the process of learning. Holidays are great for that: they feed learning by letting parts of your brain rest while activating others and stimulating our hearts… well at least mine in this case.
So have (hopefully) great holidays and Christmas if that means something to you, and see you in 2012! And again MANY MANY THANKS. I hope to keep exploring the role of knowledge work in social change and development work thanks to you and with you next year and beyond.
Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année !