May 18, 2007

Blogging breeds Entrepreneurship...

Many times,I get this question from many people(be it colleagues, friends, family and many more) as to why I blog?Yes,I do have Google Ads on my blog,but I hardly get few $(or should I say Cents) out of it neutral, than why should I spend so much energy and time on my blog.My answer is pretty simple and straightforward:
Blog is a means to express your thoughts.Different people blog for different reasons eg. some people use it as a marketing tool, some use it as a personal diary, some use it as a means of sharing knowledge and experience, some use to get their bread and butter and so on.I blog to send the message across to the audience out there about the ideas that I have in mind which helps me in connecting with like minded people.I have made many friends through my blog with whom I constantly interact and it is nice talking and mailing each one of them neutral
I was curious to know about why many others blog? While looking out for other's opinions,I came across this post on the Taragana Blog , which clearly explains the motive behind blogging.

Not to forget, Blogging improves your communication skills and give you more confidence to address people in an audience.Also, blogging helps you in improving your attitude that you have towards your career as well as your personal life.But there is something more than that , what blogging can bring in you...Yes,it bring the Entrepreneurial instincts in you and hones your leadership skills.In fact,Liz Manifesto in her post, mentions that "Every Blogger is an Entrepreneur" and the reason is quite simple : "The more you blog,the more you need to read and the more you read,more you get knowledge which helps in widening your horizon"

Out of her 10 points,following points grabbed my attention(and my take on why those points are so important for the blogger community)

Great entrepreneurs know that a strong business stands on authentic relationships. Great bloggers are great at those.
-This is where like mindedness comes into picture and there cannot be any other tool available apart from blog which can help you doing this!!!

Great entrepreneurs realize that their business is only about choosing for their customers in what they say, what they do, how they smile, and every detail of what they offer and what they choose. Great bloggers configure their blogs to meet their customers, not the other way around.
-Comments are an integral part of blogs.Bloggers love getting comments and also getting criticized sometimes.How many times,you chat with someone who reads your blog and ask the feedback on the quality since many times,after blogging for some time,your idea tank gets exchausted and this is where our blog customers(blog readers) come for our rescue.

Great entrepreneurs know that the best marketing is paying attention to the folks who already know who you are and want to help you be the best you can be — listening to your evangelists. Great bloggers are great listeners. It’s inspiring to watch them.
-This makes me remind of this post on MetroBlogging Bangalore,where I just questioned the business aspect of the hotel but I got comments which were against me.I could have easily replied to each and every comment,but the best solution was to be mum and observe how readers react.The sad part was none of them agreed that the business tactics was not correct!!!In the same place, if a reader of my blog would have read this post,he/she would have easily noticed the noticed that I was questioning business policy,rather than Bangalore neutral So,bloggers need to know when to react and when not to react!!!

In a nutshell , every blogger is an Entrepreneur!!!
Read the complete list of 10 points
here

Question to every blogger:
Why do you blog and how has it changed your life or personality?

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8 Comments:

At May 18, 2007, 12:08:00 PM , Blogger Mahesh said...

Hey Himanshu,

You are true man. You thought impress ed me a lot and hope it will do so for other entrepreneurs. On behalf of all wannabe entrepreneurs I would like to Thank you very much for bring and syndicating Great Resources for Entrepreneurs like u and us. Hope we all can Change the Next Generation World with United and Sharing Knowledge and information.

Thanks.

-
Mahesh

 
At May 18, 2007, 3:34:00 PM , Blogger Curious MInd said...

Wow great post buddy.I really argree with your views.Earlier in my school days my english teacher suggested that every studednt must maintai a dairy of our thoughts and daily activities.The very purpose of mainatinaing a personal diary was to improve our english (firstly),along with that we get better prepective of things.Same thing is true about bloging.

 
At May 19, 2007, 12:58:00 AM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey,
@Mahesh:Thanks for being positive.Definitely,together we can try to make opportunity for us as well as others.Your timely inputs have always been valuable for me.

@Satpal:You are right and you have made an excellent comparison.School days were same for me as well and blogging has made life simple for school going kids as well :)

-Himanshu

 
At May 19, 2007, 10:28:00 AM , Blogger Alok said...

Good one!! needless mentioning sharing good thoughts and looking beyond what others can really make a difference shows potential mind work :)

 
At May 19, 2007, 8:45:00 PM , Anonymous Chandra said...

So many of my friends asked why do I blog and how the hell its going to help my business?
From now I can point to your article!
Some good points you have put here.
I really blog for business networking and sharing my learning experiences in developing web based applications. It really helps one to get connected to like minded people and helps to attain more perfection with participating in discussion.

 
At May 20, 2007, 2:21:00 AM , Blogger Rachit said...

Hey Himanshu,

Long time since I visited thoughtsprevail. I guess I blog because it is easy for me to tell my friends to follow me through my blog. And yeah, its a place to share your beliefs.

Happy Push button publishing to all

 
At May 21, 2007, 10:06:00 AM , Blogger St. Andrew said...

There is so much value in blogging and you have listed many of these values. I am very young, have only just finished college and I have started to write my own blog.

In a sense I have found blogging as valuable as college in that you are researching and writing, but on top of this you are getting experience marketing this writing to the audience.

I really enjoyed your post, keep it up

 
At Jul 7, 2007, 7:07:00 PM , Blogger Saurabh said...

Himanshu, you are very passionate about your ambitions
It feels nice to know that you have found someone who will be an enabler for your pursuits
Have a great married life

 

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