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September 2006
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Have You Blogged Today?
Filed under: Networking
Posted by: site admin @ 2:22 pm
You almost can’t pick up a newsmagazine or link to a website without seeing the ubiquitous word "blog." I’m the first to admit that while I love blogs, I’m not a daily blogger–not even close! If I were on someone else’s payroll (and not self-employed working one-on-one for my clients), then maybe I could take the time every day to blog. But here’s why you should think about blogging, at least periodically: Those in the know say it’s an essential part of being perceived as an expert in your field. Whatever it is you are known for (or want to be known for) professionally, your blog should support that effort.
If you check over at CareerHub.com (link below in my sign-off), you’ll find an excellent article on the topic by Louise Fletcher (author of the site). It’s called, "Why Blogging Really, Really Matters." For those in true job-search mode, it’s one more tool–one more means by which you can get the word out and be there when a headhunter or decision maker looks for you on the web. Contribute freely of your knowledge to others’ websites … consider creating your own website with a home page and an active (or reasonably active) blog. It may be the best move you’ve made. And as some notable authors have posited lately (including Seth Godin), it could even create the foundation of a book. So, by all means, blog away!                               
- Jan Melnik, MRW, CCM, CPRW, President, Absolute Advantage … Don’t forget to check out http://careerhub.typepad.com for the best in career search advice from the career industry’s top experts and http://careers.beyond.com for valuable career management expertise

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