For many businesses – if not all – influencing the way of thinking of the general public is quite important. In fact, it could be critical for some. How is this so? Think about it this way – if you establish yourself as a credible source of information and people believe you, they would, to a certain extent, do what you say and behave accordingly. This is important for a business when it comes to establishing the quality and worth of your product or service. Essentially, this is what marketing and advertising is about. You engage in these activities in order to make people aware of what you have to offer and to have them believe that you are offering only the best for them. You are influencing public opinion.

How about if you can all the above for a much lesser price? I am talking about blogs. Due to the boom the blogosphere has experienced in the past few years, there have been many studies conducted on its effects on people. I have good news for you – people tend to rely a lot on the information that they gather from blogs.

With this in mind, what is keeping you from engaging in blogging? A blog for your business will probably be visited more than your main web site. People would tend to look for fresher information which is reliable. Having a good business blog would not only establish you as an authority in your field but will also help mould the opinions of readers to your advantage.

Originally posted on September 6, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

Advertising, Blogs, Business, Marketing