Leadership blogging tips 2: Productivity, recreation or therapy?

Unless social media makes you more efficient and effective, it’s recreation or therapy*.

Obvious, eh? As Flannery O’Connor said…

‘I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.’

If you are a blogger already, I’d be interested to hear the ways that it saves you time (if any). It’s much a tool for listening as it is for expression.

Your short, classy targeted postings could be a regular feature in the peripheral vision of a few hundred important people who may have the answer to your problem at their fingertips.

Once you’re up-and-running, if you’re spending as much time figuring out problems or researching (on your own), then you may need a bit of help. There are a few semi-pro blogging tricks that can ensure you do this, but I’ll come to those in a subsequent post.

*“If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad”Byron

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