Friday, July 30, 2010

Most Influential Technical Communicator Bloggers

MindTouch Inc., described by CrunchBase as "an open source software company that develops an enterprise content management system", recently announced on its blog a list of the Top 25 Most Influential Technical Communicator Bloggers. You can read more on their blog about who made the list and how it was compiled. Bill Swallow, one of the bloggers honoured, says on his blog that he'll be working on a post regarding the rating criteria, so stay tuned for more details.

From Toronto, DMN Communications partners Aaron Davis and Scott Nesbitt made the list at #7. Two STC Toronto members made the list of honourable mentions: Keith Soltys (Core Dump) and Andrew Brooke (A Tech Writer's World). Overall, STC head office is pleased at how well the Society is represented on the list.

One of the things that we should all consider is that, whether or not we think social media is useful for doing technical communication work, it may be quite useful for making the voices of technical communicators heard outside our own profession. Social media can also be a means by which we can more easily hear the voices of those outside our profession whose opinions and knowledge nonetheless matter a great deal -- users and other professionals with whom we work in tandem.

Set aside some time soon to visit the blogs and bloggers honoured on the list. Also be sure to drop in on Aaron and Scott, Keith, and Andrew to let them know their colleagues in the Toronto tech comm community have taken notice of their achievement.

Additional reading

CMS Wire: The Top 25 Most Influential Bloggers in Technical Communications

Cloud Ave: The Most Influential Technical Communicator Bloggers

Communications from DMN: On being influential