September 10, 2007

Blogging + Addiction --> Evangelism

Addiction side of Blogging :
Few days back , there was an article on my blog which focussed on concept called "Blue Blodded Blogging" and I am also one of them wink The title of this article reads "Blogging + Addiction --> Evangelism", so does that mean I am one of the Blog Evangelists? Well IMHO , every blogger is an evangelist by himself/herself since, they are there to send a message & share information with the rest of the world !!!

As per my understanding, someone is really addicted to blogging; when the first thing that (s)he thinks after waking up in the morning is : "What would I post today on my blog?" and most of the people in an ADDICTED blogger community have a similar kind of a feeling.If you have a similar kind of a passion for blogging , than go ahead and give "The Blog Addiction Test" here

Below is my score card [ Oops, only 78% sad ] :

My $0.2 on Evangelism side of Blogging

Let's divert our attention to the evangelism part of blogging.Though, I am no Blog Evangelist , for me "Addiction is one of the major contributors to blog evangelism". But as per Jeremiah Owyang there is a fundamental difference between Leader & Evangelist (as given below) :
The difference between leader and evangelist is "Leader has followers, however an Evangelist, may or may not have followers."
In fact, selecting blogs of your flavor(for reading) is the very first indication of your interest in blogging.Below are some of my SIMPLE mantras of being a blog evangelist :
  1. Reading and commenting on Blogs(most of the times this becomes the first thing that you would do after reaching the office).This means that sometimes , you cannot even start your work before completing this daily BLOG routine.
  2. Having your own blog(which includes deciding the central theme of your blog and frequency to update the blog).
  3. Creating an ecosystem of bloggers(to share experience and knowledge) and
  4. Spreading Blog awareness (Motivating more people to create blogs and lending your help during this process).
Now lets see what are Jeremiah Owyang's tips on "Being a corporate Blog evangelist" :
  1. Read Blogs
  2. Start Blogging
  3. Learn from the best
  4. Don’t accept blog advice from people that are not bloggers
  5. Get more focused in business blogging
  6. Be able to articulate your vision
  7. Define the purpose for your blog
  8. Plan to measure these purposes, before you start blogging
  9. Have a vision, Stay the course, don’t give up.
  10. Find a champion if your voice is not loud
Read Jeremiah Owyang's mantras on "Corporate Blog Evangelism" here. And guess what, if you read the complete article, than for me you are already a Blog Evangelist wink

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At Sep 11, 2007, 4:59:00 AM , Anonymous Jeremiah Owyang said...

I tweeted it, and it's triggered an avalanche in twitter

At Sep 11, 2007, 8:23:00 PM , Blogger Ramjee said...

bang on target.

Corporates must understand this and make use of it for reaching out!!

At Sep 12, 2007, 1:20:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

@Jeremiah:It is an honor to see your comment on my blog.I saw your twitter , I am 1% more addicted than you :)

@Ramjee: Thanks.Yes,it is high time that every company in India should at least have a blog :)

-Himanshu Sheth

At Sep 12, 2007, 8:55:00 AM , Anonymous Vaibhav said...

Goes pretty well with the vision we as Bloggers need to carry.


At Sep 13, 2007, 1:07:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

@Vaibhav: I hope it went well with the vision of the bloggers :)


-Himanshu Sheth


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