Those of you who may have been following me for awhile may well remember my post, Blog No Evil, The Forth Wise Monkey, where I talked about how one should always blog with integrity and how it shouldn’t be used to attack another person just for the sake of getting noticed.
I also mentioned how there is a certain power behind the written word. In this post I want to talk about the True Power Of The Blog, which really consists of more than one attribute.
The Power Of Expression
I think this is important for many bloggers, that they are able to do something online that they are unable to do in the real world. I think this is one of the very reasons why I like blogging so much as it has allowed me to actually get my thoughts out into the open rather than keeping them bottled up inside. I’ve also found that’s some of this power as translated into the real world which is particularly cool.
The Power To Improve Your Writing Skills
I’ve noticed over the years that the way I write these days far surpasses that of when I first started blogging. I’ve also noticed that there are a lot of non English speaking bloggers who are using their blogs to help improve their English and this is another facet of a blog’s power.
The Power To Promote And Advertise
While many are struggling to make any money it’s only a matter of time before they find the right affiliate to promote, one that will bring in some cash. But this power goes beyond that of just earning a few extra bucks. Blogs can be used to promote, or to support or to raise money for a worthy cause , such as Eleanor’s Give A Brick Blog. I promised Eleanor I would make a donation every time I made a good sale and I intend to keep my word.
The Power To Teach
I reckon this is an important one and goes beyond those blogs that merely pass on their blogging tips and tricks. Just as one example I reckon you should look at Keith Davis’ blog which is all about Easy Public Speaking. Keith has many posts that will help you become a better speaker, and if you think you will never need to make use of his skills you’re probably still single. The thing is it can help you in all walks of life, especially your professional one. I especially like his post Practice, Practice, Practice.
These are but a few examples of the Power Of The Blog. There would be many more and I’m sure that a person’s different perspective on the topic would give many more examples of how a blog has the ability to to empower the blogger.