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What should you blog about?

question-markWhen people start a blog they are usually overjoyed with the fact that they now have a presence on the Web and can share their knowledge and thoughts with the rest of the world. It’s true that there are millions of bloggers out there on the World Wide Web. It’s up to you what you decide to blog about and how you go about differentiating yourself from the rest of the blogosphere. Many blogs have a very niche focus, others a very general one. Your posts may or may not get much attention depending on who your followers are. These are not set  rules for starting a blog. Everyone’s outcome is different.

The blogs on the MIS community site should reflect your personal and professional interests. I don’t recommend using the blogging feature of the site to post personal and/or intimate details about your life (that’s what Facebook is for). Instead, why not posts some reflections about the current trends in the tech industry. As MIS students we have a fairly good grasp on what goes on in the industry. We know that Microsoft’s Windows 7 is coming out in October. We know what a marketing disaster Vista was, and hope that Microsoft has learned from their mistakes. There is always something to write about, you just have to choose.

Once you’ve established a “focus” or decided what topic(s) you want to post about, it’s simply a matter of being consistent. Posting should be done regularly. Maybe once or twice a week if you are busy and have lots of homework to catch up on. Remember, you aren’t required to post in or even have a blog. Most students probably won’t use the blogging feature of the site at all and just stick to having a personal page which they update every so often. I enjoy writing, so I will try to update my blog once I figure out what I should write about.

If anyone has any questions regarding setting up their blog and/or posting just email me at ilya.rogov@temple.edu

Thanks.

-Ilya