You’ll do what comes naturally – or not
Folks who blog are folks who want to blog. Fellow bloggers, quit wasting your breath (or blog posts) on telling people they should blog for a better career.
They won’t do it and they’ll give you dumb excuses. And, if they do blog - it’s not because you advised them to. The blog-curious only need validation of what they will (inevitably) decide to do.
Which brings me to my next point.
More blogosphere for me
The blogosphere can function in a vacuum. There are all these seperate blobs of communities that crop up around bloggers (read: personalities). There’s lot of opinions on how to engage non-bloggersor get more folks to blog or get respect for blogging blah blah blah.
I say: stop.
Granted, there are a ba-jillion crappy blogs, but there are just as many good ones as well. Your relevancy to the blogging community isn’t going to instantaneously diminish because you didn’t get more people to blog.
I’m not telling you to rob a liquor store
Blogging is like a dirty word to some people. If you suggest it, they start gasping like you’re trying to convince them that prostitution is merely speed dating. These notions are fine when you’ve at least tried blogging (or speed dating).
Non-bloggers only seem to concentrate on the irrelevancies of blogging, how it has nothing to do with them (or the “real world”) and insist on questioning it’s usefulness. But value and relevancy are not always one in the same.
They intersect at different points. And, I’d be more interested in engaging people who are trying to figure that out.