I had the privilege of talking about blogs/social tools with some Drake University grad students as part of Dr. Delaney Kirk’s Diversity class tonight. A pretty receptive group considering the amount of information they got fed in such a short session. One question which wasn’t asked, but seemed to be on the minds of several: Blogs? Why bother?
Here’s a sampling of why I read blogs (short answer: increased knowledge)
- Like It or Not, They’re Not Going Away by Josh Hallett at hyku: Josh nails it. It’s not fear of the unknown – it’s the knowing of the conflict of an established business. Great examples.
- Developing Your Entrepreneur Chops…by Pamela Slim at Escape from Cubicle Nation: Pam offers seven great ways to handle tough feedback. Not just for entrepreneurs, but also employees/management/students/consultants…
- TV’s Future is an Ad-Free, A-La-Carte menu by Steve Rubel at Micro Persuasion: If you think this stuff isn’t already being drawn up and hashed out, you’re fast asleep at the remote control. Steve makes some good points. Maybe the answer is in live, reality-TV commercials…or is that just a sponsored YouTube?
And sometimes, reading blogs has nothing to do with getting smart, but getting to know someone better:
- A Personal Brand that Hits Close to Home by Mark True at a little bit of mark: Great story, Mark. If there were a war, I’d want you in my foxhole.
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