So here it is the last of my blogs… for now… so being the last, time for a bit of reflection. I must admit this has been a unique experience. I definetly don’t consider myself much of a writer usually but have found that writing for a specific topic, Social Media in organisations has had words rolling onto the virtual page 🙂
I can definetly see how blogs can be a valuable source on information and promote interaction between individuals. This could be a vauable resource to any organisation that would adopt this form of social media. For those of you who know a bit about knowledge management, much has been said about the value of sharing tacit knowledge by telling stories. Blogs provide a great medium for this, admittedly though some of the context can be lost without the direct social interaction but its a start.
It was remarkably easy to be online, set up and underway sharing your thoughts. Given that, its no wonder why there are so many people around the world blogging right now. I have had some experience of working in organisations where I felt that a regular newsletter might be better provided by a blog and allow some two way communication (remember the 4C’s) be it questions for clarification or just comment of praise for an initiative. All of this may promote a more interactive organisationsal culture (if that what you are looking for)
The only final thoughts I have are that it is very easy to become relaxed and forget about keeping up regular posts. For bloggin to work I think it is of the utmost importance to maintain a regular presence otherwise the followers that were hard earned in the beginning could be lost just as quick, (although on that point I can now see where RSS feeds would also be handy to alert users to any updates.)
So goodbye for now, thanks for reading my ideas on social media. Heres one last clip.