October 31, 2011

A View From The Cave Blogger on How Blogging Helped Build His Career

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Blogging can be a great career builder. In a recent interview with A View From The Cave blogger Tom Murphy, he explains how a blog designed to document a year in Kenya led to an editorial position and, now, a move into entrepreneurship.

Here's one tip from the interview with Tom Murphy:

"One of the beautiful things about blogging is you can write multiple posts in a day. It doesn't have to be one every night. So being able to put a bunch of things down and to have content that you're getting people to consistently read...whether it's a really long, in-depth piece or it's a video with a quick comment...being able to turn people on to different things has certainly been something that I've stumbled into and realized that works well."

And two tips from me:

It's generally a mistake to post audio or video one hasn't had the opportunity to review. In this case, I'm banking on the solid brand of Brazen Life which also began as a blog.

If you get into podcasting or vblogging, it's always a good idea to indicate the length of the podcast or video if your tech solution doesn't reveal that automatically. That way people know if they need to put a lot of time into listening and/or viewing and may have to schedule it for another time or can go for it if it's a short podcast or video.

One of the reasons I didn't preview this one is that I don't have the info and I'm guessing it's a bit long for my current schedule. I could be wrong but my best guess has cost them a closer listen.