And Now for a Contrarian View on Blogging

As a self-styled blogging evangelist, my default mode in speaking or writing about blogging is unashamedly positive. Some might say Pollyana-ish – although that for me is not a bad rap – who was the original grinch who decided that being unfailingly positive was a bad thing?

But I do understand that there are sceptics, especially about business blogging. And it was probably healthy for me to pick up this morning a link to the Shel Israel and Robert Scoble ‘book blog’ Naked Conversations, where there is an interview with Rich Levin , who – although also a blogger – puts a case for seriously downplaying the excitement about blogging.

Not that I agree with him 🙂

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  1. Anonymous says:

    yes i was a bit slow on the boo haa haa bandwagon of blogging.

    it is what you make of it, and outlet for yourself, or a way to build the relationship b/w customer and business.

    personally, for me, its a lot of fun! i put all my favourite recipes on my Indian Curry Recipes Blog, i put all my favourite business stuff which i find useful on my Small Business Australia Blog and then i put all my relationship building stuff for my team and prospects on my Journey To Success Blog

  2. Anonymous says:


    Thanks for the comment. Great news that you’ve started a blog – you have a lot of knowledge and wisdom to share so I hope you’ll leave a comment here with the URL of your blog.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Des, you are an evangelist and rightly so about blogging. This week I created a test blog using BlogHarbor. My first thoughts are that blogs are what you make them. It’s early days yet for blogs.

    Even for business, though I am at a test stage, it may be blogs are more useful than I first thought. I’ve in fact been a disbeliever for two years about blogs.

    Like letters it may be that blogs are what you make them. For example, the American Civil War TV series opened all our eyes as to how 19th century letters help to tell a huge story very effectively. Individually the letters perhaps rarely add up to much.