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*