If nothing else, the struggle for a suitable methodology highlights the challenge to assess and compare different blogs, even within a relatively small field such as public relations.
Also to be applauded is the transparency of the approach taken in constructing this list and the reflection on problems with the index.
Regardless of the actual listings, it is an interesting table (not just because this blog now figures at #48). It would certainly provide anyone interested in PR with some good sources to sample.
I think it would be even more interesting to be able to track the conversations and topics that migrate around PR blogs. Better yet would be to draw some of the themes and thoughts together.
The Strumpette and ToughSledding recent parkour (or free running) discussion jumped around a number of places recently attracting some new commentators along the way, but tending to have to recap rather than building to any crescendo.
There are waves, whirlpools and eddies – even the odd maelstrom and the occasional tidal bore – in the nature of PR topics. Discussions also meander and spurt outside PR into technical, marketing, media and other blogs.
I’d like to see some output from such discussions so that they can grow and even resolve rather than just reappearing repetitively. Is this possible? Does anyone have the time to create a place where threads of discussions can be linked so that conversations can progress rather than keep recurring?