I enjoy writing on the web and believe blogging is an important platform for any writer. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, blogging is great way to get your thoughts and perspective out to the world. Some believe Facebook and Twitter will kill the blog, but I think it will continue to be a powerful medium.
You can use a blog to comment on current events, news articles you find interesting, or cover a topic that is dear to your heart. If you’re not really a writer, you can create a photo or video blog, or one to showcase your art.
There are many benefits of blogging. Blogs allow readers and viewers to comment on your work and helps direct them to other sites. Blogging also introduces you to an entire community of bloggers. Blogging helps you maintain and share your passion with others and it helps work your writing muscle. Like anything else, the more you practice the better you become.
In today’s tough and competitive work environment, blogging can help you stand out from the crowd. It can establish yourself as an expert and assist in building your résumé and your brand.
Blogging has grown immensely since the late 1990s and in such a short time it already has a rich history.
I think blogging is cool and if you don’t have a blog already you should seriously consider creating one. Here are a few links to help you get started:
- 10 Tips for Good Web Writing
- Writing For The Web: Tips & Common Mistakes We Make
- 5 Tips For Overcoming Blogophobia
I wrote my first blog entry in 2003 and don’t see myself quitting anytime soon. I may not post regularly since I lean more toward the quality of posts versus the quantity of them, but in any event I really think blogging is pretty cool.
Feel free to leave a comment sharing your thoughts on blogging.