Originally planned as a small add-on to the BARC Ecosystem Maps, the Blog Portfolio has become a very popular part of the Power BI Ecosystem.
As we are often asked about the concept and how the positions are calculated, we would like to give you a little background in this article.
First and foremost, the idea behind the blog portfolio is to inspire people to search for great content in the ecosystem and to engage with the people who create that content. The axes and visualisations on the portfolio are designed to help people find the right channels for their needs and interests, NOT to rate the blogs.
We particularly recommend looking at the niches: Smaller blogs often focus on specific topics or specialise in more in-depth articles. That’s why we’ve started adding specialisations to the portfolio and recommendations to our “what’s new articles”..
What is required to get into the Blog Portfolio?
First and foremost, contact us: write to email@example.com or answer to one of the posts on Linkedin (see Stefan Sexl’s Linkedin profile). We’ll check the proposal and include it in one of the regular updates.
The only criteria is a minimum of 5 pieces of content in the last 12 months on the specific topic with general value to the community. For example, we add company blogs if they meet this criteria and blog about topics of general interest (instead of just promotion their own products and services).
For blogs with a lot of long-running articles, such as great training material, we sometimes make an exception and add them even if the articles are old but still of great value to the community.
What are the elements of the Blog Portfolio and how are they calculated?
As the number of blogs grows for all the portfolios, we have started to add additional elements. These are slightly different for each portfolio, we are in the process of learning and plan to bring the concepts closer together step by step:
Note to the content providers
We review all blogs on a regular basis, but not on every single update. So if you think your blog’s position should change, or you have doubled the number of subscribers in the last 3 months, feel free to send us a quick email and we will take a look. In general, we like to keep in touch with you!
A big thank you to the many contributors of the Blog Portfolios!