I don’t spend a lot of time looking at my site analytics, but I was curious this year, so had a look. Here are the top 20 pages on KM4S:
What’s the lesson?
I’m biased, but the lesson is that people want to share and access shared resources. They want to know what’s happening in the sector. They want to know who’s doing what. They want to understand and learn from their peers. They want to know what is being funded.
This isn’t surprising. In every conversation, consultation, report, and research, knowledge mobilization comes up as a key theme and priority.
It’s an interesting list, made up of blog posts and Good Idea posts. The only publication on the list shows up 20th, but the Publications landing page is third.
I like that. I never expected publications to get as many views. But I do hear from time to time how useful the publications have been for some people. Which means that while they’re not heavily accessed, they have value. They’ve always been of value to me. With a search or click of a drop-down menu I can share interesting and valuable research with folks looking for it. So I’ll definitely continue adding to it. There is so much interesting and useful research out there, including from years and decades past. I have much on my hard drive still to add!
I’m also super happy to see the WES Global Talent Bridge Research Summaries landing page in 6th position. Content partnerships, where internal resources are shared externally, can be useful for everyone. The fact that this page didn’t get launched until late July, but figures so highly in site stats is proof of my belief. I’ll spend 2023 trying to bring more partner content onto the site. Hopefully stats like this will help WES continue the relationship. And hopefully provide an incentive for others to see the value in sharing their work.
On to the blog posts and Good Ideas. Most of these posts focus on sharing other people’s work or summarizing useful resources.
Here’s a breakdown.
Sharing others’ work
Summarizing useful resources
I love working on this site, and on knowledge mobilization, in general. One of my goals for 2023 is to actually get paid more to do this type of work. I like it. I’m good at it. And it’s valued by the sector. Fingers crossed I can find ways to support the work so I can do more, and even better quality sharing.