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Monday, February 26, 2007

Five Reasons Why I Blog

Hat tip to Sandy Renshaw at Purplewren and Try Montage-a-google for a Neat Visual Experience for this "C.B. Whittemore Montage".

Robyn McMaster from Brain Based Biz tagged me in the blogosphere's most recent meme: sharing five reasons why one blogs.

As with Tag... I'm It!, many bloggers I respect have participated including Converstations's Mike Sansone in Why Do We Blog?, SuccessCREEations's Chris Cree in 5 Reasons Why I Blog, and Conversation Agent 's Valeria Maltoni in Connecting Ideas.

And, as with the Tag... I'm It! meme, it's fascinating to learn more about individual bloggers and what leads them to blog...

Here are my reasons:

Urgency - how to get ideas about the importance of marketing to women, focusing on consumers and improving the retail experience [especially in flooring!] out to others faster than traditional tools allow? I contribute to Floor Covering Weekly [e.g., How To Achieve An Inspired Environment], but there's a significant lag between submission and publication. Not with a blog!

Practicality - where to store and organize ideas [about marketing to women and the retail experience] so I can easily find them and refer others to them? In a blog, by Jove!

Curiosity - how to participate in this new non-traditional marketing world [a.k.a. web 2.0] that so many outside of the blogosphere don't yet understand or readily dismiss as a fad, but that my gut tells me is critical to the future? With a blog, of course!

What I have discovered in the process [beside learning html, and all about rankings, site stats, links, Flickr, YouTube, ....]:

Through blogging, I can unabashedly share my passion in the most interactive, vibrant, alive and welcoming environment ever. It makes college and business school pale in comparison. By blogging, I have met more like-minded people who teach me more than I ever thought possible. Ideas once disconnected now flow together with the promise of greater enlightenment, truly worth more than the sum of any parts.

Thank you, Robyn!

In turn, I tag:

+ Laurence-Helene at Blog Till You Drop.
+ Derrick Daye at Branding Strategy Insider.
+ Maria Palma at Customers Are Always.
+ Susan Abbott at Customer Experience Crossroads.
+ Todd And at Todd And's Power To Connect.

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