Out of the archives- an oldie but a goodie……..
Originally published, April 2006…..
A few nights ago, whilst enjoying the merits of belgium beverages, the Wiz and i had a thought provoking discussion about the history and the future of blogs. Not your normal “couple conversation”, but that’s pretty par for the course with the Wiz and I. I pronounced that within the next 10 years, or sooner, everyone would put their blog address on their resume, the same way they put an emal addy or a cell number. The Wiz vehemently rejected that. He’s convinced that blogs are still where they were 6 years ago (a la livejournal), and that no one in their right mind will publically advertize their personal sh*t. Alas, he has has some good reasons for saying that ;-)
That being said, the enormous explosion of we 2.0 schtuff has transformed the blog of 1999 into the social and productivity vehicle it now may be. Blogs are now mainstream, and what it meant 7 years ago - as a personal online journal, with a few uber-geeky people linking to each other, has now been adopted by SO MANY NON GEEKY PEOPLE. Now, it’s a vehicle for tools: productivity, email, photoalbums, those projects that you are working on that need to be accessible from anywhere, corporate chat, industry pundits, to-do lists, house hunting lists, books and music that are on your favourites….
So - twist blogs counterclockwise to the left, and you’ve now got the potential for a huge self promotion vehicle, a la digital resume…. If you designed it correctly, it can become the C.V. of the 21st century. That being said, you really need to keep in mind that potential employers could be reading what you are publishing, and stay true to that premise ;-)
LiveJournal patrons are growing up, and changing the way they blog, and blogs are changing their audiences and content as well…
(wave to potential employers)