Seven reasons why you should start a blog

We have dealt with this earlier, but there is no harm in overstating the point: Every journalist should start a blog. Why? Scott Karp (link via Howard Owens) has a post which tells you why and, more importantly, tells you how to go about it so that you don’t have an excuse not to.

# Creating an independent publishing platform—blogging software makes this easy

# Creating a platform for journalism that isn’t dependent on a corporate entity’s financial fortunes

# Embracing the power and accepting the responsibility of being a publisher

# Learning how to use the technologies that are transforming media

# Putting your career on a growth track by not defining yourself as a print journalist

# Creating an online resume that shows you can do new media

# Becoming a node on the new media network—journalism will be networked

Read the full article here: Every newspaper journalist should start a blog

Also read: Why all journalists must blog

What employers (should) look for in fresh recruits

How to start a blog and influence visitors

1 Comment

  1. cris2fer

    I agree with what you say. Blogs are usefull in a variety of different ways. I hope to use Blogging as a tool for my C.V. Thanks for the great advice.

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