900th Blog Post
Today is my 900th blog post. My goal is 1,000. That should happen early next year.
The Huffington Post suggests these are the top 10 reasons to start a blog:
- Attract an Audience
- Establish Authority
- Build Rapport and Engagement
- Create Opportunities
- Organize Your Thoughts and Learn
- Tell Your Story
- Meet New People
- Stand Out
I’m sure all these are fine reasons, but the best one is No. 5, Organize Your Thoughts and Learn. It takes nearly one hour to research and write a blog post that will take you one minute to read. Over nine years of posting, I have learned so much about marketing, psychology, business and technology. Articles and books I never would have read in the past provide fuel for blog ideas.
Should you start writing a blog? Yes, but be ready. As the Huff/Post says, “Blogging forces you to teach yourself what you don’t know and to articulate what you do know. Writing out and articulating your thoughts is a great way to internalize something you’ve learned or experienced.”