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#1: To Share
The original purpose of my creating Muses of the Gleep was to share useful information. Sharing is fun, satisfying & builds camaraderie. I once did some research on brand taglines and shared my research results as a post. Brand Tagline is one of the most viewed posts on this blog today. You could also share your ideas, learning, experiences, insights or opinion on any topic of interest.
~ Quotes To Live By – Life Lessons from Richard Branson
~ Links of Interest – 27Oct2010
~ Intrapreneurs – Engaged Employees
~ Difference Between Mars & Venus
#2: To Learn
If you are a learner for life like me, blogging is a tremendous learning platform. Whenever learning is done with an intent of passing the knowledge to others, the learning process & resulting internalization tends to be richer. Apart from the additional research & the change in learning perspective, there is also the “meta-cognition of thinking of what you’re going to say, explaining yourself & expressing yourself” – an effective way to to formulate your thought processes. Finally, there is the humility that comes along with writing.
~ Plan Your Presentation
~ Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur?
#3: To Spread Ideas
The internet has democratized publishing. With a blog, you can spread your ideas & those of others that resonate with you, much faster than was imaginable just a few years ago. Your blog can be your stage for 15 minutes of fame. If the ideas are good, they will be consumed by netizens across the world. Else, as the saying goes, you create something that makes you famous amongst the 15 people who matter to you.
~ Best Friend At Work
~ Being Authentic While Competing
#4: To Market
When it comes to personal branding or marketing on the internet, no other medium comes close! It is free, easy to update & has a tremendous reach. If any brand (including & especially you) is not using a blog for internet marketing, it is for you to loose.
~ Top 5 Personal Branding Resources
~ Measure of what you believe, is what you do!
#5: To Build Accountability
One way of building personal accountability is to announce your intentions (life goals, yearly resolutions or your bucket list) to the world. This way you hold yourself accountable to a larger audience, that (I believe) increases the chances of you achieving the same. Increased possibly comes in the form of a helping hand, or a nudge forward, or additional internal motivation to deliver on your public claims.
~ Reinforce The Positives
~ Are You Doing Your Part?
~ The Most Effective Habit
People have varied reasons to blog. I have listed below a few others that might tickle your interest.
# to use it as an autobiography of sorts
# to give your kids a peek into your world
# to improve writing skills
# to create conversations
# to add to the voice / cause on the internet
Find your reason to blog!