Would you believe it?
10 years (and a day) ago I drafted my very first post. It’s been a long and fascinating journey for me. And even though for personal reasons this year I’ve really let down my blogging, I intend to keep on blogging on Agile KM and AgileFacil(itation).
Here’s my selection of one top blog post for me from every year of blogging, and why these posts are emblematic of those years when I blogged them.
- 2007-2008: The one true KM challenge. This is a clumsy attempt at exploring what’s been the biggest KM question for me: what is the sweet spot of documenting experiences for the benefit of others (who are not in the room)?
- 2008-2009: Where to start with chaos and order? Where I’m reviewing one of Margaret Wheatley’s books on complexity. And that spawned a lot of thinking about complexity thinking for me, from that point on.
- 2009-2010: M&E of KM: the phoenix of KM is showing its head again – how to tackle it? Because that conversation on how to assess the return of KM is an evergreen and this was my first real stab at it.
- 2010-2011: Communication, strategy and revolution. This was related to my most successful Powerpoint presentation ever (a comms strategy development checklist) and it was at a moment when I was trying to bring some real spirit of critical questioning (borderline subversion) in my work.
- 2011-2012: Communication, KM, monitoring, learning – The happy families of engagement. It had to be that post, which I wrote at a very creative moment, in job transition and starting a whole new pathway for me, all focused even more on engagement though.
- 2012-2013: Global information systems, between the info monster ‘Charybdis’ and ghost town ‘Scylla’. I’ve had to refer to this post many times since I wrote it, because many people keep on building these ‘be-all-end-all’ information systems that no one really cares about. Time to rethink this!
- 2013-2014: We need more / better communication! But not from me… I find it incredible that people are still guilty of this. Everyone wants more and better communication but it has to be adapted to all their specific preferences without investing any drop of sweat in it. I mean, grow up!
- 2014-2015: I share because I care! When people wonder what social media are good for and why bother about them. This is my response. And it seems popular.
- 2015-2016: Of ‘healthy human systems’ beyond ‘the field’ and facilitating conversations that change the world: an interview with Sam Kaner and Nelli Noakes My encounter with Sam Kaner and Nelli Noakes has been the most defining moment of 2015 for me and the start of the current turn of events. I owe so much to these folks and have been changing my perspective on my work since then.
- 2016-2017: Videos: What is KM/Why KM? Taking stock This post took me a while to write but I’m very happy to have curated that selection for future reference. Hopefully it will come in handy again.
That’s for the look back. Looking forward, with another big year of change there’s likely some change coming up, including in my social media and blogging practice, so let’s see what it will be.
For now, enjoy these posts and let me know about your own reflections on your blogging journey too, if you’ve been on one 🙂
See you on this space and beyond soon!