Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Researching bloggers: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Soleil au bond...!!!Image by Denis Collette...!!! via Flickr
There's a really good CNN article about blogging.  It refers to a lot of research about blogging and bloggers.  http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/14/living/blogging-career/index.html

Have you ever gotten a job through facebook?   Apparently there are a lot of people that have.  And a lot who have gotten a job through Linkedin.  http://recruiting.jobvite.com/news/press-releases/pr/jobvite-social-recruiting-survey-2011.php

Ideas on how to start your own blog: http://www.howtostartablog.org/

SceneryImage via Wikipedia
Blogging to make money is a very difficult thing to do.  It's kindof like practicing basketball for your shot in the NBA.  Or at least that's what this article says.  http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2009/04/21/8-reasons-why-you-wont-make-money-from-your-blog/

Blogging is a great way to get a job that's beyond your experience level.  According to this article, you should blog about  that you want to get into.  This forces you to lear, and at the same time offers something for potential employers to look at that shows that you're talking about.  http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2008/04/14/5-ways-to-get-a-job-way-above-your-experience/
Scenery in the CaucasusImage via Wikipedia

Blogs can other people interested in the same yourself, which may offer future job possibilities, referrals, etc.  http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2007/06/24/blogging-supercharges-your-career-by-making-you-more-connected/ 

Stitched shot of the scenery along the trail t...Image by Alaskan Dude via Flickr
How to write a good blog: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2009/05/13/how-to-write-a-blog-post-people-love/

How to start a blog:  http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2006/11/10/the-easiest-instructions-for-how-to-start-a-blog/

Other advice.  Put in random scenery pictures that have nothing to do with the article.  Because everybody loves those. 

Also, if you would like to guest blog on my blog, let me know.  I will post your pet peeves, opinions, advice, etc.  I will attribute them entirely to you!  You get some free views, and at the same time, my blog grows!!!   Mwahaha!!!
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JC said...

I'll have to come guest blog one of these days. Of course, most of my posts consist of me putting up videos. That's about how lazy I am about blogging. :D

JC said...

Also, another thought. I would say that making MONEY from blogging is relatively easy. I am signed up for the site Blogvertise, make a pretty half-hearted effort to write the posts they assign, and I still pull down like 50$ or so per month from it. If I cared, I am sure that I could at least double that amount. Also, there are other sites that also pay you to write blog entries, along with Google Adsense, etc.

However, making A LIVING from blogging is extremely hard. If you're looking for more than just coffee money from blogging, you probably either live in the Philippines and make 10 dollars per day or you need to reevaluate your retirement plans.