Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - 34 Reasons to Start a Blog

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This is a great list. I can identify with all 34, but it is 15, 16, and 18 which speak to me the most.

Used to be, when I would talk about career paths, those who knew me as a gearhead would suggest I pursue mechanic or auto sales opportunities. Really? Car salesmen are among the most reviled "professionals" known to man, and who wants to spend their day dealing with the neglect of careless automotive consumers? Sadly, talking about cars, more often than not, doesn't pay the bills.

However, what would happen if people passionate about all things gearhead from around the world started interacting with each other on a regular basis?

No more speed limits. Just like on the autobahn! Haha.

PS - #24 is a BIG one. It's nice to hand out a resume to a group before a presentation, but only as a technicality. "Here's my resume. It's what I've done in the past. What say we talk about the future, now?"

@ Davina - Me snarkey. I'm outraged you could think such a thing ;-)

If anyone needs motivation -- assuming you like to write because without some passion for expressing yourself and ideas, this can be a tough slog -- we're now smack in the middle of the "intellectual Property Economy" -- a place where ideas and information hold sway in the progress of business. And at a more tactical level, it's also a form of collaboration, so vital to pooling our capabilities and resources. That assumes blogs are not viewed as one-way broadcast vehicles but as pathways to interaction and discourse.

Great post.

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