I came across more than a couple of links which show that blogging is still being accepted for various purposes.
- creates a network
- can get you a job
- is great training
- helps you move up quickly
- makes self employment easier
- provides more opportunities
- could be your big break
- makes the world a better place
While I cannot subscribe to everything in the article, I agree that blogging creates an effective network and sure is great training. The additional advantage of a web entity that records your thoughts and understandings makes it so much easy to express yourself.
“It’s always been the case that vocal minorities are listened to by media organisations, brands, advertisers and marketers – normally because they’re thought to represent a wider swath of opinion,” said Tom Coates, a technologist with Yahoo! and prominent blogger.
Stowe Boyd appreciates the growing influence of blogs by toying with the idea of role of blog relations, analogous to press relations in the corporate industry (via The Blog Herald).
Not to mention, blogging is also being used to create awareness for a social cause. These are more than just individual and isolated instances to ignore. They together stand for the influence of blogging on the corporate world as well as the everyday life of you and me.
Copyright Abhijit Nadgouda.