- Mark Evans
- Rob Hyndman
- Maggie Fox
- Mark Goldberg
- Stephan Ibaraki
- Michael Geist
- Alec Saunders
- Kate Trgovac
- Jevon McDonald
- IT World's blogs
I'm quite delighted and honoured to be on the list. Not just because of the great company, but because of ITWorld Canada's rationale for putting this list together:
ComputerWorld Canada editor Shane Schick compiles a list of the online voices that could change the way IT managers do their jobs for the better.
Let’s make this absolutely clear: this list is subjective. But isn’t that what an IT manager would want — someone who’s already browsed around a lot to tell them where they should be adding an RSS feed or a favourite to their browser?
One of the reasons I keep blogging is that I do believe it gives back to the community and helps people, who are much less geeky and possibly more time starved, by doing (at least a first pass) at separating the wheat from the chaff. It's gratifying to be acknowledged in this capacity.
Also, while I may not code (much) anymore or admin unix servers (thank heavens), I believe that experience and background has made me a better marketer ... the evolution of marketing is technology driven. Yes, marketing shouldn't be *about* the technology, but you can't deny it has been driven by technology. My background has enabled me to bring appropriate new services and opportunities to clients ahead of what traditional agencies have been able to do.
The challenge with lists, of course, is that people get left off (for example, I would have wanted/expected to see Sandy Kemsley on the list) and no one agrees with who is on them.
BUT, ITWorld Canada is holding a contest to find the next great Canadian technology blogger - so you have the opportunity to get listed :) ...
Every week, our editors will choose a topic for reader contestants to write about, which will be critiqued by our judges in the comments area of the blog. Readers will use the ratings feature to choose their favourites. We’ll be recognizing the top ratings winners as well as the Blog Idol who earns the most traffic overall. We will be offering $1,000 cash, a Nikon Coolpix digital camera and lots of other great prizes.
So, if you're a geek but haven't started blogging, or, are a lapsed geek blogger and want a kick in the pants, head over to blogidol.ca and sign-up!
Congrats to my fellow Top 10! And thanks again to Shane and ITWorld Canada for the recognition.
Update: The cool kids over at aideRSS (another great Canadian startup!!) have created a merged feed of the Top 10 Canadian Tech Bloggers. Thanks, aideRSS!