Got this from NeeShen who got it off http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/03/08/BloggingIsGood
Those in italics are my own thoughts and input.
1. You have to get noticed to get promoted.
2. You have to get noticed to get hired.
3. It really impresses people when you say Oh, Ive written about that, just google for XXX and Im on the top page or Oh, just google my name. (It scares the shite of out many people when I drawl, google my name? It thrills me when I met my long lost colleagues who thought they made it big with ‘google my name, you will be able to find my contact)
4. No matter how great you are, your career depends on communicating. The way to get better at anything, including communication, is by practicing. Blogging is good practice. (Oh yes, I am damn terror liao.)
5. Bloggers are better-informed than non-bloggers. Knowing more is a career advantage. (*haughty laugh* Oh sure, I am the most up-to-date housewife and the coolest mom on earth)
6. Knowing more also means youre more likely to hear about interesting jobs coming open.
7. Networking is good for your career. Blogging is a good way to meet people. (No need to tell me, no need to tell me liao.)
8. If youre an engineer, blogging puts you in intimate contact with a worse-is-better 80/20 success story. Understanding this mode of technology adoption can only help you. (Huh? Don’t give a demn la, all I know are all engineer bloggers are evil. I did not say this, someone told me.)
9. If youre in marketing, youll need to understand how its rules are changing as a result of the current whirlwind, which nobody does, but bloggers are at least somewhat less baffled. (Lagi baffled.)
10. Its a lot harder to fire someone who has a public voice, because it will be noticed. (Hell, I know that! I can arm-twist anyone by just saying ‘Oh, you know, I own several websites? Look at my traffic?’ I did that to a certain repair shop and a certain hotel. *muahahahar*)
*I feel good ala NTV7*
17 thoughts on “Blogging is good, ma’am.”
Hmm, I thought the 80/20 formula worked for marketing people. As for marketing, well, if you’re not in the know how, you can’t be one of the first to hop on the bandwagon of the first establishment to something new. 🙂
You did that on a repair shop and hotel manager..? -.-” Hmm, should ask the fame-4 later to have a go. ROFL!
Free or better food, cos you’re a famous blogger???
Romantic – Nooo!!! I did not blackmail people like that. Hahaha. Actually, the hotel where we stayed, phoned us after 3 days we checked out and said we broke their floor tiles. The repair shop? It is my camera. It would cost RM440 but I go ahem, take a look at my site? my site traffic? I did email them my Penang Faces site URL. Heck, I advertise for them, my camera is under warranty so they gotta help me, right?
Danny – I guess we have to be fair in the negotiation and not blackmail for the sake of it. However, I really do have many websites and I own two forums so it is not wise to bully me, you see. I open my mouth and it will be heard by many. So, I hit back when touched lor.
blogging is only good if you don’t talk about yourself, its better not to let anyone know or else it just gonna get us into trouble.
I feel so kembang, the famous Lilian picked something out of my blog, so touching.. *sob* *sob*
Danny, 80/20 rule applies to engineers as well. We take 20% of the time to do 80% of the work, and the other 20% of the work takes 80% of the time. Our schedule is based on that theory.
Lilian, we engineers are ewil people. We introduce bugs into your computer/driver/software when we feel like it. Make your life miserable.
Ahh, so that’s the 80/20 for engineers. I read it on a marketing article somewhere. It was interesting yet mesmerizing to me. I think the one I read had something to do with like 80% of your clientsm only 20% of them bring in revenue. OMG! I can’t believe I remember. *I’ve got a bad memory you see..*
Anyway, a Mum owning a couple of websites. Wow! So when you going for something big and live off the websites. 😉 Lemme in on the plans when you do. *grin*
hey, I’M an engineer!
only 62% evil, ok ?
11. blogging brings money into your pocket 😉
U should write a book about “Malaysian blogger speaks up” or some sensational titles and try to market it to the newbies (new bloggers).
moneyminded – Yayaya, give me an offer.
LCF – Agree! Hey, I just installed google adsense on my other websites. Now I have 6 websites with Google adsense. Still got two more website not done yet. Kehkehkeh, Liew infected me.
Mike – I am very bad with numbers, they look the same to me.
Simon – You are the ewil one? Happy?
Danny – I am not money-minded. My parenting site is a goldmine which I did not utilise. I do it for the sake of helping another person, not for the money.
NeeShen – Don’t lar so bad. Infect people’s computer.
Mr. Kiasu – Agree with you, the repercussion is big.
If this the matter hor, I think I also dowan to become engineer also lah.
Mr Kiasi – Doc leh? Boleh kah?
Now only I know that Nee Shen graduated from MMU too.
No wonder his name sounds so familiar, as he was very active in PBSM, not sure about now.
SK – Small world hor? We must meet up one of these days. Nee Shen is VERY ACTIVE in PBSM ‘cos last I read, he volunteers in driving ambulance. Such a chiqik job ya?
Blogging is good! Blogging keeps me sane. 🙂
Meet up when I’m back to Penang again. Just now I met up with Peter again, went to visit klcc skybridge with him. 🙂
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