I’m using this blog entry to add a bit more meat to the bones of a recent idea.
After the success of people contributing to a crowdsourced list of great bloggers (just scroll down a bit), I thought the next natural extension was to create a crowdsourced book made up of ‘blogs’.
The broad idea is to reach 100 pages + of content collected from a multitude of contributors from across the HR twitterverse. I read so many great pieces each day I thought it would be fun to collaborate to create a ‘work’ and I think technology now makes this possible.
My best guess at the moment is approximately 30 contributors giving 1.5 blogs each of 3 pages each = 135 pages of awesomeness.
The rules/guidelines/principles for anyone interested in contributing are below –
- It must be your own work
- You can contribute one, two or three articles. No more.
- They can be new material or your favourite old blogs. Just enjoy writing about things you are passionate about
- It must be loosely connected to business or HR
- You don’t have to be a regular blogger
- You can be as provocative as you like, but anything offensive won’t make the cut
- It isn’t for advertising a product, it is for sharing ideas
- I hope (and expect) that we don’t have a cut to make
- I’m expecting the average blog to be about 1000 words long – a bit longer or shorter is fine, but I won’t publish a paragraph or a treatise – unless they are really good 😉
The book will be published electronically and for a grand price of free. It is about sharing knowledge, showcasing some great work and not about making money. It’s about giving people a chance to express and challenge. It’s about creating.
If you are interested please let me know, we hit 19 contributors in the first day (and I launched by random tweet over the weekend).
If you are signed up then just get writing. I’m hoping to set up the process for collation in the next week, collate blogs over the next month and publish within the next two months.
If something is worth doing it is worth doing quickly.
Hope to hear from you – and I’m accepting proposals for titles too
If you would like to know what exceptional company you are in then the following people are contributing so far
- @simonheath1 – Simon Heath
- @Projectlibero – Jon Bartlett
- @TimScottHR – Tim Scott
- @HR_Gem – Gemma Reucroft
- @OD_optimist – Meg Peppin
- @dougshaw1 – Doug Shaw
- @LadyLoki – Niki Rosenbaum
- @ruchikaabrol – Ruchika
- @Malcolmlouth – Malcolm Louth
- @StephenTovey13 – Stephen Tovey
- @paperclipgirl – Louisa de Lange
- @Jawaddell – Julie Waddell
- @HRManNZ – Richard Westney
- @sterling_amanda – Amanda Sterling
- @Jsarahwatshr – Jane Watson
- @ Kate GL – Kate Griffiths-Lambeth
- @KingfisherCoach – Ian Pettigrew
- @conmossy – Conor Moss
- @dds180 – me
- @bphilp – Bob Philpin
- @fourgroups – Four Groups
- @sukhpabial – Sukh Pabial
- @verawoodhead – Vera Woodhead
- @myhr_nz – Jason Ennor
- @Joolztybura – Julia Tybura
- @BenMorton2 – Ben Morton
- Ian Davidson
- @ariadneassoc – Simon Jones
- @octopusHR – David Richter
- @MrAirmiles – Jose Franca
- @MorrisElise – Elise Morris
- @sineadcarville – Sinead Carville
- @engagingemma – Emma Lloyd
- @kat_hounsell – Kat Hounsell
Come join us,
PS Somebody asked me who the audience is, for anyone who has watched Field of Dreams, sometimes you just build something in the faith that people will come