Welcome to ProjectManagement.com Blogs

As the largest community of project managers anywhere, we know there are lots of PMs, CIOs and students roaming our pages, looking for a place to learn or speak out. Roam and search no more: Just read all about it from our community of experts…or post it yourself!

What's a blog?
Who can blog?
Why would I want to blog?
I can blog anywhere; why should I put my blog on ProjectManagement.com?
Any reason I shouldn't blog?
How do I get started?
Where's the fine print?

What's a blog?
Weblogs, affectionately known as "blogs," are a way to share your knowledge, expertise and experience on important trends and issues. Conversational, stream-of-consciousness or heavily researched, blogs come in all flavors and sizes. On ProjectManagement.com, our blogs are designed to be an outlet for our members to share their thoughts, frustrations and wisdom about all things project management with the greater community.

Who can blog?
You must be a registered ProjectManagement.com member with a public profile and photo, and have made frequent contributions to the site. Blogs on ProjectManagement.com are reserved for members who have knowledge of the industry and its trends, a passion and skill for writing, and who have a history of participation in the ProjectManagement.com community.

Once you have achieved this level of participation, you will see an option to apply for a blog under the "Blogs" header on your "My Account" page. If you haven't earned this level, you can working toward it by participating on the site: read our user guidelines to learn our community rules; make sure your user profile is viewable to the public and completely filled out; update the photo and add a resume/biographical information; try answering or asking a few questions in the discussion boards; rate content; leave a comment on content or a blog post; rate a webinar; add a member to your network, etc. This will not only help to raise the influence score, it will also help other members get to know you—which will help drive interest in blog posts.

Why would I want to blog?
Maybe you're looking for a forum for your thoughts. Maybe you want to establish yourself as a voice in the community. Maybe you're looking for a way to mentor others. Maybe you'd like to impress your boss, colleagues or clients with your published knowledge of and interest in your chosen field. Every blogger has his or her own reasons, but what ties them all together is relevance to our community of project managers, experience in the industry and knowledge on current trends.

I can blog anywhere; why should I put my blog on ProjectManagement.com?
When you blog on ProjectManagement.com, you're putting your ideas in front of more than 115,000 project management professionals. This is where your peers go for information about the very subject you're addressing. With ProjectManagement.com blogs, you already know your audience, and you know that they're out there, reading—and understanding—what you have to say.

Any reason I shouldn't blog?
If you see this as an opportunity to promote your business, products or services to our membership—or those of any other business—don't bother. Our members know advertising when they see it, and it's not allowed in our blogs. The purpose here is to engage, inform and entertain our community of project managers—not get clicks to sites that are asking for information or selling anything. You must also keep up a regular publishing schedule; don't blog if you don't have the time to devote to it. Inactive blogs will be archived and potentially (and eventually) expired from the site.

How do I get started?
Once you have been granted access to blog, you must come up with a blog name and short summary for approval. Once live, you can access your blog through your Account page (or through the link to the blog) when you are logged in; you can start a post from either of those pages. All entries must be in full; don't lead readers to an off-site link to finish reading. And a reminder: No mentions or links to any products, services or company sites that are asking for information or selling services. Check all entries for spelling and grammar, and keep formatting to a minimum. Don't add any images that you don't have the rights to. And be sure to maintain a regular publishing schedule to keep your readership growing! You should also stay on top of any comments you receive…keep the conversation going and continue to engage your readers through the comments!

Where's the fine print?
Right here: Blog Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, User Agreement.


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