Some time ago, you would remember how I mentioned that I was actually planning some more changes here in elsua.net and that over time those changes would eventually become a reality. Well, here we go with the next change I am about to implement, then, from now onwards. This time around it actually doesn’t have anything to do with the weblog template as such, but more with its content. No, not to worry, I am not going to stop weblogging about topics related to Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Communities, Social Computing, Work / Life Balance, and whatever else. On the contrary, I will be continuing to weblog on those topics but this time around elsua.net is actually going bilingual!
Yes, that is right ! As most of you already know, I am actually a native Spaniard, so my mother tongue is, of course, Spanish. And for some time now I have been thinking about trying out something over here, which was basically posting some posts not only in English, but also in Spanish, perhaps as my initial steps to enter the Spanish blogosphere (La Blogosfera!) and be able to conduct a number of different conversations related to KM but in my mother tongue.
It is actually going to be an interesting challenge because, believe it or not, most of my nearly 10 years of knowledge in the field of KM comes actually from the English speaking world, so it would be quite intriguing to find out how I am going to try to manage putting some of those thoughts in Spanish and still be able to make some sense out of it. Yes, I know, it is going to be a nice challenge though. It will help me polish those skills and expertise and adapt them to other languages other than English.
So from now on every other weblog post, still haven’t decided on the frequency just yet, I will be weblogging about KM stuff in Spanish, so if you are subscribed to my RSS feed, or if you check my weblog homepage, don’t think that someone may have taken over my weblog and made some havoc. It is probably just me making that havoc and checking out how that experience is going to work out. We shall see.
One thing though that I have noticed, while getting things ready, is that there are not many weblogs out there in the Spanish blogosphere around the subject of KM (Gestión de Conocimientos or Administración de Conocimientos). At least, I haven’t found any substantially interesting, and updated regularly, that I could add to my blogroll and share with you over here. I guess I would have to start small then. Thus if you are reading this and you know of a weblog written in Spanish dealing with topics related to KM, by all means please do let me know because there is a great chance that I would be subscribing (and linking) to it.
Right, that was it. I said it. It was about time! elsua.net is going bilingual from now onwards and I hope it proves to be an interesting and enriching experience. Oh, by the way, just in case your Spanish skills may be a bit rough or rather you may not be able to speak Spanish, not to worry, because you would be able to translate those weblog posts with one of the widgets I have been having on the weblog template for a while now. Just head down to on the right column and locate the section Translate This Page, select the corresponding language and translate away. Hopefully, the translation would be good enough to give you an idea and, if not, feel free to ask.
Finally, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank three of my IBM fellow colleagues who have managed to continue further with that inspiration of jumping into the Spanish blogosphere: Fabián, César and Xavier. Thanks, guys !