I believe one of the best skills for an effective blogger is someone who fervently researches and reads — finding not only inspiration for content but also supporting facts and figures. A lot of people ask me what sites or blogs inspire my own content for The Social Workplace. After spending some time compiling this list, I realized that I was overlooking the very resource that I used when I was first started looking: Alltop.com.
As an enthusiast within the social media space, you will inevitably find Alltop’s topics on collaboration, enterprise or general social media of significant use. However, as my own research became more focused towards internal technologies and employee engagement, I found that these topics were either too broad or slightly off focus (e.g, the enterprise topic is more about infrastructure not strategy). What I found I needed was a topic that listed blog posts and articles related to social technologies that bring about the essence of the internal social workplace — employee engagement, intranets, productivity, knowledge management, social learning. Therein lies, corporate social media.
Imagine my delight, then, when L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine at Alltop.com accepted my proposal to create a new topic category that was specific to this area. In fact, the original intent for my “List of Social Intranet, Enterprise 2.0, Collaboration, Engagement, and HR Technology Experts” was created as my first steps towards compiling a list for Neenz to populate this category.
I’m extremely excited to say that this list is now live: http://corporate-social-media.alltop.com/
If you’re as excited as I am about this new topic page, please do me the favor of the following:
- Check out the new topic page. Again, the link is: http://corporate-social-media.alltop.com/
- Evangelize it on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn
- Please, please thank Neenz for his hard work on getting this created for me (@Neenz)
If you find that your own blog is not present on this topic page, please submit it via the Alltop submission form.