This piece is from Conversation Agent and I selected it because I thought it was worthy of your attention.
Starting a blog shows commitment to a topic, industry, group, project, brand, etc. It establishes you as someone who can stick with a regular appointment, and has something to say, teach, and learn. There are many more benefits.
Here's what caught my attention:
**participate in worthy initiatives -- in the last couple of years, we helped promote awareness of worthy causes through Bloggers Unite and Blog Action Day each year.
**build a tribe -- is there a like-minded group with a problem you can solve? There's your opportunity to fill a content/community vacuum and get help in amplifying discussions
curate the content of others -- say you're passionate about a topic and there is already quite a bit of great information online. You could become a relevant filter and curator of that information, the de facto destination on that topic
Curated by JanLGordon Covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"
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