I get inquiries from time to time from people who would like to add a post on their blog or LinkedIn or corporate website to my weekly roundup. I try to encourage new bloggers, and give greater visibility to good content. To that end, let me explain how I curate the weekly reading list:
- My publishing cycle is to post at 21:00 Sunday evening US Pacific Time (GMT-8), based on whatever appeared during the preceding seven days. Here in Nevada, we observe Daylight SavingsTime.
- If something is dated a day or two before the start of the week, but I believe it should be seen by my readers, I’ll link to it. Anything older than that is sand through the hourglass.
- I typically review 120 – 150 articles and blog posts, and link to the best of them, in my admittedly subjective opinion.
- No one gets two links in the same week. Even if you wrote the two best articles of the week, I’m only going to send the audience toward one of them
- I limit to 25 links each week, although in some weeks it’s fewer. There’s no point in flooding the market.
- This year, I’ve started including a link to a video or audio recording, apropos of nothing. If you send me a link to something that appeals to my gypsy cowboy, hippie Newgrass musician, traditional woodworker sensibilities, I’ll credit you.
I maintain a Blogroll on the main page of this site, listing links to sites I think my readers should be aware of. I remove links from the list when they appear to be inactive and add new links when it seems appropriate. Most of the sites on my Blogroll don’t link to this site, but it’s not intended to be a quid pro quo. That said, I believe in the power of community, and those who want to be read should be actively working to grow the community.
I have posted a small number of high-quality guest articles by practitioners, and several of them still get read every month, thanks to the miracle of search engines. Check out this post by Joe Smith to see what I mean. If you have written something you want to share with the project management community but you don’t want to create a website just to publish it, contact me. Note that this invitation is for practitioner authors only – please don’t spam me with product or service placements, “professionally written content,” or stuff your boss / client / colleague wrote.
As always, thanks for reading my stuff, and the stuff I link to.