Thursday, January 26, 2012

More evidence

Here's a compelling piece from the WSJ (that's the Wall Street Journal in business-world parlance) that blogging is good for you, or at least good for your career.

Thinking about it, what I actually mean is that good blogging is likely to be good for your career.  Take note, and take heed ...

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Unknown said...

So this is the direction we are headed more literacy expressed on paper...just creative context on the computer...scary or exciting?

Graham said...

I'm not sure if you're a student of mine or not... In case you're not, I'll point out that in my classes, I emphasize traditional writing even more heavily than tech skills.

I think that the two skill sets are highly complimentary -- self-publishing can be wonderfully liberating, a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and a great way to make some work product available to potential employers. However, if you're going to put your ideas/personality/critical thinking skills online for any and all to see (and judge), it's best to be impressive (or at least, to not embarrass yourself).

As to your last question, "Scary or exciting?" Is it only an either/or prospect? Can it be both?