Lots of people have a blog. Last count was over 65 million blogs from around the world about anything and everything. user generated content is the growing power of people who have a voice about everything. All these individuals are exploring, discovering and sharing what they are learning. Many offer perspectives and comments on what others are saying, especially the traditional media.
Many wonder what is the value of having a blog and writing about “stuff”. Personally I find the process rewarding in that I can offer up my own perspectivies and quickly get feedback which in turns motivates me to learn and share more. The process is in itself addicting. The addiction is the exchange of ideas and the validation of thought. I think they call it the path to innovation.
Seth Godin writes: This is my 3,000th blog post. (In a row).
Within a week of starting this blog, I had a feeling I wouldn’t be giving it up any time soon. It’s a difficult habit to develop, but an even harder one to break.
The impact of having one’s own personal long tail is huge. It’s not about googlefu (at least it shouldn’t be) but your footprint expands nonetheless. Do a google search on seersucker suit and there I am, listed third, with a vaguely relevant post. Do one on advice for authors and there I am again. Drip, drip, drip, it adds up. The hard part, as you can guess, is the first 2,500 posts. After that, momentum really starts to build.