Blogging to Career Change (

This week’s Shifting Careers column online at The New York Times, Blogging Your Way Into a Business, is about using blogs to build a business or make a career change. I wrote this piece because I was tired of reading stories about how blogs can harm one’s career — and while I know that blogs can do damage, they are also one of the easiest, most-effective ways to test out an idea, get a business off the ground, or build a following in your niche.

Jeremy Blachman, one of the bloggers I profiled, wrote a great piece (available through Times Select) for the Times about why employees blogging about their is good for the public good. It was a bit off-topic for the column, but it’s relevant to the whole “are blogs good for your career?” conversation.

Filed under Blogging, careers, HeyMarci Blog, Shifting Careers, Shifting Careers Columns, The Heymarci Blog

2 Responses to “Blogging to Career Change (”

  1. Rebecca Thorman Says:

    I absolutely agree, and am happy you have written this. I have received countless opportunities from my blog and I’ve only been doing it for a short time. I think everyone should try blogging… just for a bit, at least.

  2. kareanderson Says:

    …And those who combine blogging with idea-packed podcasts truly leverage value and visibility. They give voice to their work -and to the experts they admire. This reinforces the business-building “power of us” who lead “slash” lives and want to savor our work and life with others.

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