I started actively blogging about September of 2008 and really kicked it into a higher gear in January. At the time, I was really worried that I could write anything — at least on a regular basis — that people would find interesting or valuable. I still am amazed when I get great comments from people who have read a post and are motivated to express their views and opinions. It is both flattering and ego building to see some of the fantastic responses.
- Blogging is a terrific stress reliever. Some months ago, I was being interviewed and was asked, “When do you blog?” I think the reporter was looking for what
time of day. My response was, “When I get pissed off!” I blog at other times, as well, but sometimes when I see something that doesn’t make sense, getting it off
my chest by writing an article is really helpful. Blogging is certainly cheaper than a shrink!
- Blogging enables me to use a wide audience as a sounding board for new ideas that I am considering. I get such wonderful feedback—both positive and negative—that really helps me clarify my thinking, so that I can continue to build my value to you and to our clients. I can think of no other way to get the quality of feedback, as quickly, than through the blog.
- Blogging has caused me to expand my horizons, in preparing new articles, I am really influenced by the great articles many of you write. They help me think about issues differently, even shifting my positions on a number of issues (God forbid I admit that my position may not have been an astute position.)
- Blogging/Social Media has enabled me to “meet” such interesting people. I have gotten to meet, exchange ideas, and build business with people I might never have reached in the past. It has helped to open a whole new world of relationships. Blogging builds and drives business, this shouldn’t be a surprised, but people get to know me before contacting us. It makes it easier for us to build a great business relationship.
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