Career management : 10 reasons why you should blog

If you ever need a few arguments to explain why blogs and blogging are not a pointless waste of time, but can be a real bonus for your career, look no further ! Tim Bray hits the points with 10 reasons why blogging can be good for your professional life:


Excerpt :

  1. You have to get noticed to get promoted.
  2. You have to get noticed to get hired.
  3. It really impresses people when you say “Oh, I’ve written about that, just google for XXX and I’m on the top page” or “Oh, just google my name.”
  4. No matter how great you are, your career depends on communicating. The way to get better at anything, including communication, is by practicing. Blogging is good practice.
  5. Bloggers are better-informed than non-bloggers. Knowing more is a career advantage.
  6. Knowing more also means you’re more likely to hear about interesting jobs coming open.
  7. Networking is good for your career. Blogging is a good way to meet people.
  8. If you’re an engineer, blogging puts you in intimate contact with a worse-is-better 80/20 success story. Understanding this mode of technology adoption can only help you.
  9. If you’re in marketing, you’ll need to understand how its rules are changing as a result of the current whirlwind, which nobody does, but bloggers are at least somewhat less baffled.
  10. It’s a lot harder to fire someone who has a public voice, because it will be noticed.

More details over at Tim Bray’s. I’m sure you missed a few arguments more than once in past discussion, didn’t you ? :)

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2 Responses to “Career management : 10 reasons why you should blog”

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    Harkawal Says:

    The points seems too obvious, i do not see a stronge relevence to the Career Managment.
    Upon Critically viewing the points about, i would say publishing an article would be more helpful for career.

    Neverthless, blogging is definately freedom of expression and a good platform to share views.. But there are too many blogs.. Catching right people on single blog is not easy.. :)

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    JohnFrangerson Says:

    Nice Post.

    That was well said. Always appreciate your indepth views. Keep up the great work!

    John