My PM blogroll

Several people have asked me how to get on the blogroll. Here is my curmudgeonly view of how that is accomplished:

  1. Ask me

Surely it is not as simple as that? Well, it is, but…I read upwards of 1000 blog posts per day in order to keep up with things (i.e., not just project management). Consequently, I only want to look at high quality, really useful, stuff. I probably prune 20% of the blogs I follow monthly (yes, I probably add more than that). Here is what will get you pruned:

  1. Failure to deliver a full-text RSS feed. I read a LOT of blogs. I WILL NOT click through to read an article unless it is exceptional. And face it folks – there are only a few exceptional blogs out there worth spending additional time getting to. So I’ll follow a blog for a short time to see if the posts are exceptionally high quality, then you are history.
  2. Failure to be interesting. I am passionate about project management. I have strong opinions about project management. I love to teach project management. I’ve been doing it a very long time. I love the practical aspects. I love the theoretical aspects. So tell me something I don’t know. Tell me some I need to know and need to reinforce. But be interesting.
  3. If you don’t know how to spell, use a spell checker. If you don’t know how to write, use a grammar checker. And if you don’t know how to use HTML then either learn or become a consumer rather than a producer on the Internet.
  4. Don’t repond to me if I leave a comment on your blog. This is supposed to be a conversation. Worse, don’t answer me if I email you directly. If I take the time to try and engage, and you won’t, then you fall outside of my circle of trust. And off my blogroll, because obviously you are not important to me.

Let me respond to┬áthe folks complaining about losing advertising revenues because I won’t click through to the site. If I think a post is noteworthy enough to tweet about then I am going to click through to your site. The link that I use is a link to your full page, and that is where I send visitors. So you get your ad revenue…but not from me!

To those who say, “but you don’t have xxx on your blogroll”, my response is:

  1. See #1-4 above.
  2. It is possible I don’t know about it. Tell me.
  3. Remember this is MY blogroll. If you don’t like it, start your own.

Having said all this, here are today’s additions to the PM blogroll:

  • A CEO’s Perspective on Project Management
  • Alec Satin on People, Projects and Process
  • All Things Project Management
  • Change Management Blog
  • Eric D. Brown’s Technology, Strategy, People & Projects
  • Eye on the Workforce
  • GigaBizByte
  • Just My Thoughts
  • Keeping the Peace
  • Learning Leader
  • Manager Skills And Management Development
  • Maven Training Blog
  • Paul Pondering
  • Project Management For Real
  • Project Management Guide
  • Project Management Knowledge
  • Sounding Off
  • The Enlightened Manager
  • the Technology Garden

And yes, there have been some removals as well.

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