Last weekend’s 7th annual Gnomedex technology conference was, among other adjectives, inspirational. After hearing people like Canuk Darren Barefoot and Ronni Bennet speak on topics ranging from web-based non-profit initiatives to the Internet experience for the over-50 (and 60, and 70) crowd I came to realize that there’s a whole lot more to blogging than I once thought.
Blogging = Empowerment.
It doesn’t matter if you have 25,000 monthly unique visitors or if it’s just your 27 closest aunts, uncles, and cousins. The act of putting your thoughts on the Internet, for all to see, gives them greater meaning. After all, people blog to share their ideas with others, right? That’s why they don’t just keep a personal diary locked away under the bathing suits in the 2nd drawer from the top.
Based on revelations like this one I have decided to put forth some serious blogging effort on the Simply Hired blog. The game plan is as follows:
Every week I will blog about a different topic related to job search. Maybe it will be about recent job search trends at SimplyHired.com. Maybe it will be about my best friend’s recent interview with a financial consulting company in Richmond, VA. Regardless, it will be something that I think other people might be interested in reading about. I hope you agree.
Recommended Gnomedex presenters:
Guy Kawasaki - His presentation on marketing & innovation was, well, innovative.
Vanessa Fox - A large portion of her Q&A session (and a good bit of her speech) focused on web privacy issues as well as gender differences in the web 2.0 world. It was really interesting stuff, and the topic as a whole is terribly neglected. (Don't let her URL fool you, the blog is safe for work)
And, of course, Chris Pirillo, founder and organizer of the event. He did a fantastic job of personally attending to every detail of the event, from running back and forth between the main room & sound room to moderating the (rigged!) give-aways. (Just kidding, Chris)