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Some Perspective on the Opportunities for Blogging

Today I had an interesting time with an experienced business person that I meet with from time to time as a business coach.

I love catching up with him for a number of reasons – for one he’s got some wonderful experience and has built himself a successful business that is doing some fascinating work – but the main reason being that whilst he has a good understanding of blogging he is not enmeshed in it like I am and as an outsider with some business smarts he always has some useful perspective on what I’m doing.

Today as we chatted about the business that I’m building and the opportunities (and frustrations) before me I was amazed by the potential that blogging has in so many contexts. The more we chatted the more ideas came – not only for new blogs that I could run but particularly for ways in which to use the knowledge I have gathered of blogging to apply it to a vast array of other contexts and businesses (some of which for profit, others for the good of others – and some for both).

The problem is not that there are not enough possibilities but instead that they are virtually unlimited. The mind boggles as the myriad of ways blogging can be used.

The task ahead for us in the month or two ahead is to start mapping out some different scenarios and then placing some strategies in place to see the best of them come to be. I’m looking forward to sharing more as we move ahead with the tasks at hand.

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Comments

  1. hamo says:

    you’re a legend Daz – great job mate!

  2. Nicholas says:

    I’d love to be a pro blogger, but I’m having trouble because there are no (or very few) entry level positions. It seems like if you don’t have an entreprenual spirit, you’re stuck outside of the pro blogosphere.

    I guess I’ll have to stick with being an amatuer blogger for now (it’s still highly rewarding just not financially).

  3. Nicholas – There are blogging gigs are out there, you just need to keep your ear to the ground to jump on them when they come up. These gigs may not pay from the start, but like most things in life, you have to pay your dues before you reap the rewards.

    I just posted at TurboBlogger about some blog jobs at Radiant Marketing. Jason Calacanis was looking for some people last week. Paul Short at Bloglogic is looking for folks. The opportunities are there.

  4. I know exactly what you mean. My mind is completely a whir with the possibilities. I’m on the verge of being paralyzed by the potential; too occupied with eureka moments to actually move on any of them. I have to tell myself to step away from the keyboard. Learn to walk before I run.

  5. Ken says:

    Great points Darren. There seems to be an infinite amount of things to write about, you just have to be creative with it.

    I’ve been finding much to write about just by reading some forums, so many questions that can be turned into blog posts. Thanks also for your article on setting goals. Really put things into perspective about how much work is needed.

  6. I regularly post jobs to Blogger Jobs. Many of these are pureplay blogging gigs, while others just want people who appreciate blogging (many of these are technical positions).

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