Why Do We Blog?
I'm giving a presentation in about nine hours to a group of professional communicators here in Fargo. The topic of the presentation is blogging. I thought I was ready, but I was awakened in the middle of the night with this question in my head: Why Do I Blog?
I know I'll be able to create an open dialogue with the group - I'll tell them what I know about blogging (which, as I do a little more research here, I find I still have a LOT to learn) and will welcome their questions and we'll learn a lot together.
But there is so much more out there I don't know. What are the advantages of using Blogger? What are the advantages of using TypePad (or any of the other blogging services)? When I met Vint Cerf (see a previous post about that), he wanted to know what I wanted Blogger to do for me (I didn't know until then that Google owned Blogger). I didn't even really know how to answer that question because there are so many things I don't even know I don't know. Help me understand more about Technorati tags and De.lic.i.ous and RSS feeds and all those other cool tools that exist to help bloggers make a bigger impact.
Can my little Blogger.com-hosted blog make a dent in the blogosphere without all the fancy bells and whistles?
I'd love to hear from others out there. Let's see how far we can reach. The sky doesn't have to be the limit. Forward these questions to others in your circle and let's start a huge dialogue.
1) Why do you blog?
2) How has blogging affected you personally?
3) How has it affected your business?
4) What service do you use for your blog and why?