Blogs and PKM
I use my blog as a personal knowledge management tool. Every day I collect up 20-30 blog posts, web pages, PDF files etc to read. They are all there on my Tablet PC as different tabs in Maxthon, the following morning I read them and then for those that need some sort of action I add them to Maxthon groups like For action, To watch, To blog, etc.
For action stuff I work through when I get chance and it tends to be software to download, emails to send etc
To watch stuff is self explanatory, the only twist being that I try and download stuff to watch onto my Tablet so that I can watch it when I am at a loose end, waiting to pick the kids up from swimming for example
To blog stuff, is anything that I find really interesting and want to remember for later, I find blogging it much more useful than just tagging it because not only do I remember it but I get to think a little about the context and how it links to other things I am interested in. Of course the spin off benefit is that I get to share it with others in my company and beyond. I also post stuff on my blog in answer to questions that people ask me, it’s more efficient than email.
I find this usage model for my blog very effective, in almost every conversation I have now – after writing a blog for 3 years – I tend to illustrate the point I am making with a few links to articles I have already written, it makes me seem super efficient!
There are many more uses for blogs in the enterprise, some of which I have described on by blog already, but this post by Martin provides an excellent overview and of course Rod Boothby has consistently excellent posts on the topic.
By the way, for any of you wondering at the number of posts today – I have just got back from holiday and have an hour to work through my “To Blog” lists before I go swimming!