1/22/13

Best HR Junior Blog - Two More Nominations



Hi, 

I am back with fresh news. After browsing through 190!!! more blogs, I managed to find two more valuable candidates. Imagine that I have browsed through around 260 blogs so far!



So, without further ado, the second nominee is.....


BLOG http://hrpadawan.wordpress.com/
Author Niels van Hellemont
Criteria % Details Total
Total number of posts 15% 10 1.5
Google Page rank 10% 1 0.1
Total number of comments from readers 15% 11 1.65
Blogger's HR relevant profile 20% 1 0.2
Number of posts with advice that can be actually applied practically 25% 9 2.25
Number of months the blog has been live 5% 11 0.55
Consistency 10% 4 0.4
100% 6.25

Niels' score is not very high, but I nominated him here because he has great potential and he needs to be supported to go on on this path. All his posts are very well documented and I can see that he's passionate about the field even if his experience comes from HR internships.

The third nominee is.....


BLOG http://www.ameetingwithhr.com 
Author Kelly Weinheimer
Criteria % Details Total
Total number of posts 15% 127 19.05
Google Page rank 10% 1 0.1
Total number of comments from readers 15% 10 1.5
Blogger's HR relevant profile 20% 10 2
Number of posts with advice that can be actually applied practically 25% 58 14.5
Number of months the blog has been live 5% 9 0.45
Consistency 10% 7 0.7
100% 37.6

Kelly's blog impresses by the great number of posts, however, she needs to be more consistent and engage the readers more as I see great potential in her too.
 
Coming back to the blogs that didn't deserve unfortunately to be nominated, here are some more details that I can add to my previous post. The rest of the blogs were not nominated because:
- they had severe lack of consistency (the posts were sometimes from March, then December);
- a lot of them had 2-3 posts only and a huge amount of commercials;
- a lot had promising descriptions on Technorati, but when checking what the blog had to offer in terms of looks, information, easy navigation, everything was disappointing;
- some were abandoned after the first post;

I can also separate the blogs in 3 main categories:
- top blogs - consistent and ongoing for years; full of useful information (about 10%);
- former top blogs - blogs that used to be valuable, but stopped posting after 2-3 years (another 10%, of course rough numbers only);
- 80% of the blogs were low level quitters - blogs with low number of posts, abandoned for years, created just for ads.

I have to admit that all my findings are sad, but what I can confirm is that the number of real HR bloggers is very low, so if you are good at it, it is a great niche.

I will be back with more nominations and with the final winner at the end of the month.
Take care,
Geo     

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