There are certain benefits that you can measure easily and clearly. Then there are those which you cannot really quantify but you KNOW that they do exist. The same goes with blogging â€“ there are those benefits which you can place figures to while there are those which just makes you know you are gaining somehow.
I came to this realization when I read Rachael Herrscherâ€™s post on â€œAnother Reason To Start Your Own Blog.â€ At the beginning, I was thinking â€“ oh great, here is another post on why we all should blog. Do we really need another post like that?
I really appreciate how she put things in perspective, though:
But blogging for your business or blogging about your industry gives you opportunities and a level of credibility with others that you wouldnâ€™t have had otherwise. It also gives you access to a whole new network of people whom you would have had no excuse to talk to before. And of course, for those of you searching for someone to talk about you and your business, blogs are a vast new outlet to receive online coverage of your business.
Iâ€™m a small fish in a big sea of bloggers, but my various blogs never cease to serve up great contacts for me. Even on a person-to-person level (the real-life stuff), Iâ€™m able to meet people because of my blog. We have blogger dinners in our community, local blog networks and, of course, the huge network of bloggers available on the World Wide Web.
So if youâ€™ve been putting off starting your business blog or blogging about a niche in your industry you are passionate aboutâ€“itâ€™s time.
You hit the nail right on the head with that post, Rachael!