When I first started blogging... it was mostly for giggles. I wasn't really sure that it was useful or even that much fun. Then I started to see the hits to my site. People from all over the world started commenting on my posts. And I realized that some people are interested in seeing things from my point of view (crazy, I know!). As the end of the 4th quarter approaches - a year after "official recession-dom" - everyone is talking about blogs. How they're free... search-engine friendly... and extremely effective for creating two-way communication. And a lot of companies are now scrambling to start something up. People that are effective bloggers are in high demand. Don't believe me? Read Douglas Karr's latest post on Talent Zoo: Your Company is Going Under, and You Could Have Stopped It.
What exactly did people do before Facebook? Much less Gmail (and GChat) oh, and AIM. These social networking/communication tools make my life *that* much easier to get in touch with people. So, piggy-backing off of this article from Joel Postman over at Talent Zoo, I'd like to share some advice on how exactly to use these communication channels effectively.