A Year in Blogging, 2011

Scott Francis
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What a great year for BPM 2011 was.  And it was also a good year of blogging for BP3! Not that volume page views is our goal per se, but something happened in 2011 as pageviews jumped from a ~3000/month range to a 4500-5000/month range.  Hopefully this means we’re doing our job well, which is writing about BPM, startups, staffing, and other topics that affect business processes.  Our main goal is to communicate our passion for BPM and foster discussion and thought in the space. One change in 2011 is the iPad2.  With this new device, I was able to take notes at conferences more comprehensively than before – no concerns over battery life, and it is lightweight enough to lug it around all day without needing to see a chiropractor. Most popular posts in 2011:
  1. Apple and Business Process Management
  2. Penny for Your Thoughts (IBM BPM 7.5)
  3. BPMN 2 Examples Courtesy of Camunda
  4. IBM Quietly Updates BPM
  5. The Battle of TLAs: BPM is Transforming ECM
  6. Consulting Math vs. Software Math
  7. Why use BPM over other workflow tools? – A succinct explanation of why you use BPM
  8. Migrating to IBM BPM 7.5
  9. SXSW 2011 day 2. The Lean Startup Phenomenon
  10. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder with IBM BPM 7.5. #ibmimpact
Clearly posts about IBM’s products were well-received, perhaps because of the practical and immediate value of this kind of information.  But it is nice to see the staying power of a few other topics.  The most surprising thing about this list is that the most-read blog is from 2009.  Yes, Apple and BPM is still a hot topic in 2011… and that post still shows up regularly on our daily top-reads list.  Perhaps the reason it is still well-read is that it didn’t become quickly dated.  Similarly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Consulting Math vs. Software Math on the list next year. Finally, “Why use BPM” is a post that is from 2008 – and still cracks our top-10 for 2011.  It is as relevant today as it was 3-4 years ago. For a second year in a row, despite plenty of posts and comments, the ACM posts did not crack the top 10 most-read posts.
  1. Search engines -> Search results
  2. Twitter
  3. Google
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Lijit
  6. brsilver.com – thanks Bruce!
  7. activiti.org
  8. paper.li
  9. Google Reader
  10. BP-3.com
So search is the #1 way people find our blog posts apparently.  But what were they searching for?
  1. IBM BPM 7.5
  2. Apple business process
  3. Apple operational processes and procedures
  4. bpms definition
  5. bpmn examples
Look for more guest posts from our team in 2012, and more about BPM!  

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