Just came across this great blog post at CharlieHoehn.com called "Why Blog?" This is the sort of thing I was getting at when I started my blog and wrote my first post about starting a new media presence.
In the last six months, I have:
- Been chased by employers (instead of the other way around)
- Been offered a position to help with the online PR for a Hollywood movie
- Been given free reign to do all the marketing materials for a start-up
- Been hired as an online marketing strategist (twice)
- Been able to work with people who I respect and admire
- Met several very successful entrepreneurs
- Developed relationships and regularly brainstormed with incredibly smart, underrated people
- Begun to establish myself as a relatively credible online presence
- Heightened my ability to think critically
- Started writing a book
- Controlled what people see when they do a Google search of my name
- Realized that I know more about online marketing than quite a few “experts”
And all of these are a direct result of having started this blog, and reading lots of other blogs. I’m not bragging about all this - I’m not special. In fact, I’m just an average kid who graduated a few months ago. My point is that these sorts of experiences are entirely within your reach.
Read the whole thing here.