The Learning Circuits Blog posted a “big question” for the month of October which asks people to respond to the question “should all learning professionals be blogging?” A lot of educators and others have responded, adding up to 26 at last count, all examining the issue thoroughly.
It got me thinking about whether all professionals in general should be blogging. After all, they are business professionals, experts supposedly in their fields, and they got there by working hard long hours.
Now, modern-thinking businesses expect them to not only continue to work those long hours but include blogging into their schedule.
I remember how tough it was for my father struggling to cope with the new computerized technology as he watched secretaries and receptionists get laid off at work. Instead of being able to have his letters and reports typed up by an expert, he was now forced to do it himself. Memos once dictated and typed up by a secretary or office assistant were now typed by his two fingers via email. I try to imagine him blogging and it’s a joke. He couldn’t understand it even when I tried to explain to him what I did.
While many business professionals are now expected to be computer savvy, some are not “that” savvy. And some of these people are being asked to blog. Should they?
So your blogging challenge this week is to blog about the issue of whether or not professional business folks, experts in their industry, should be blogging. If so, what would make them a blogger worth reading? If not, why?
Previous Blogging Challenges
These blogging challenges are published weekly and are an attempt to kick your blogging ass. They serve to challenge your thinking and efforts in blogging and blog writing. To participate, start challenging yourself now. Today. Go for it. Previous challenges have been:
- Blog About What You Know
- Tell Us a Story
- Top 10 Keywords for Your Blog
- Who Is Linking To You?
- Who is Writing Your Blog
- Describe Your Blogging Audience
- Testing Your Blog Clicking Experience
- Write WordPress Tips
- Comment on 10 Blogs
- Travel Blog – Adventure in Your Back Yard
- Hobby Blogging and Blogging About Your Hobby
- How Do You Blog?
- Blog the Opposite of You
- WordPress Treasure Hunt
- The WordPress Treasure Hunt Continues
- Blog About Those Who Dare to Speak Out
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