Blogging Showing Its Power

I came across more than a couple of links which show that blogging is still being accepted for various purposes.

The Boston Globe’s Blogs ‘essential’ to a good career (via Bubba Murarka @ Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger) looks at exploiting blogging for a better career. It highlights that blogging

  • 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.

Bob Heisse, editor of Centre Daily Times lauds The Postcards from Iraq blog that has had deeper and wider impact by sparking a state law (via The Blogging Journalist).

Guardian Unlimited warns against ignoring bloggers. The article exerts that Internet pundits, albeit still a minority, influence business and opinion.

“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.

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Copyright Abhijit Nadgouda.


2 Responses to “Blogging Showing Its Power”

  1. The English Guy » Blogging Good for your Career - Duh! Says:

    […] I don’t agree with everything the author writes, but most of the points are fairly straightforward. People look at computer “people” as experts anyway, and anyone who writes about something stands out even more. As for making the world a better place, I think bloggers have a way to go before THAT particular points occurs. […]

  2. Abhijit Nadgouda @ iface » Blog Archive » The Notion Of Web 2.0 Says:

    […] The collective intelligence enriches the content, through discovery and through continous interaction. The web, as a platform, enables this. The responsibility of discovering the content is not owned by an single entity. The discovery happens through individuals. An individual is allowed to participate and is acknowledged in preparing the ultimate database of information. The web is not only about publishing, it is also about participation. This is why we have seen Wikipedia and Slashdot. This is the reason weblogs are so powerful in reaching out to each other. […]

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