A while ago, I was editing a series of books. Nothing too complicated, but I had to follow the established rules for editing. I bookmarked a bibliography/editing website and went there every single day, more than once, and got to love the site. I still use it when I’m writing.
What happens with a favorite resource is that you come to truly depend on it – and that says a lot about the resource. It means it is a book, site, or article which is clear, which speaks to you, and is a gold standard for your work. When I had to switch computers once, the first thing I did was copy my old bookmarks – I felt lost without my two favorites.
In Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) work, most of us have the same experience. Sometimes it’s an old favorite, like the “P-Process” and sometimes it’s a brand new site that you’ve discovered and can’t wait to share. This is all part of the ever-important area of Knowledge Management – if you find something that’s great, share it.
Thinking along those lines, the Health COMpass team asked a group of staff and partner colleagues to recommend their own favorites – resources which they can’t live without – and share it with all of us.