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May 08, 2008

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Michael Ramos

Good points, but I would like to make the point that blogging is a supplement to, not a replacement for traditional "networking." I agree that blogging, commenting on forums, etc. is a good way to become part of a community and build credibility. But when it comes to making a call to action, I've found that a phone call or face-to-face are much better.

Further thoughts on the topic. http://www.theeyeshade.com/?p=9

Bill Kennedy, CA

Now that I've been blogging for a year I think I have enough experience to comment. I agree entirely with both your conclusion that social networking is the way to go and with Michael's observation that you should still tear yourself away from the keyboard so you can remember what it's like to meet a live person in person. :)

My caution, however, is: don't take blogging lightly. Coming up with a regular stream of good content is TOUGH! A blog can be your electronic brochure and calling card, but if left unattended for six months, it starts to reek. If you plan to blog on behalf of a professional firm, don't do it alone. Share the load and you're more likely to survive. It's a pixel eat pixel world out there!

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