The impact of blogging
Posted by Becky Carroll on April 4, 2007
I had a wonderful phone conversation today with Lewis Green of the blog bizsolutionsplus (he posted on it, too!), and it has me thinking about the impact blogging has had on me and my business these past months.
Blogging has many benefits that both Lewis and I have seen since our early appearances on Mack Collier’s Z-list. These include invitations to write, requests to review books, speaking opportunities, client leads, and last but not least, new friendships. Many, many of these have come about only through blogging. There are people who I now consider friends that I would not have known if it weren’t for this medium and my blog. I am amazed at how quickly I have been able to swap ideas with some of these folks, both in person (Maria Palma, Stephanie Weaver) and over the phone (Phil Gerbyshak, Mike Wagner). I have also met several only by email, but the interactions have been encouraging and helpful: Mack Collier, Gavin Heaton and Sharon Sarmiento (from our work on Z-list 2.0!), Drew McClellan, Tim Jackson (who I hope to meet in person soon, as we are both in San Diego!), CB Whittemore (who did a guest post for me!), Todd Andrlik, Kevin Hillstrom (where I am on his “Friends of MineThatData list”), plus my customer service blogging friends from CustServ, QAQNA, ServiceUntitled, and AllBusiness CS. I know there are others I am forgetting…
I am truly grateful to all of you, and I hope to be able to personally interact with more of you, and my readers, over the coming months.
Thanks for the inspiration on this post, Lewis!