I have been writing this weblog now for less than a year now. During that time it has come to be a resource for many different things, but it has provided me with several unexpected opportunities. By having a weblog that anyone can use, I have been interviewed by two local newspapers, the Bucks County Courier Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and I recently received an offer for a free piece of software for the purpose of reviewing it and publishing the review on my site. In the past it has been difficult for a small site or individual like me to even be noticed by organizations like the Inquirer or by companies producing software. Further, software and hardware companies haven’t had a mechanism for finding people like me with influence over the buying decisions of others, nor have people like me had the opportunity to influence such a large group of people.
I guess what I am saying is that there is some serious potential for people to consider when starting a weblog, it doesn’t just have to be a time consuming endeavor – it can provide real results. I haven’t even mentioned the clients I have gotten because they found me through my weblog. If you are reading this and have thought about creating a weblog, you should give it some serious consideration.