Editor’s note: This post was written by Matthew Davis, who works as an inbound marketer and blogger for Future Hosting, a leading provider of VPS hosting. Follow Future Hosting on Twitter at @fhsales, Like them on Facebook and check out their tech/hosting blog.
Blogging is a powerful tool for career development. As a platform for publishing insightful content, a blog can extend your influence and demonstrate expertise.
I’m not a big fan of the terms influencer and thought leader. Perhaps it’s excessive exposure to social media marketing hokum, but those bits of jargon usually make my nonsense detector tingle. Nevertheless, they were originally useful terms that described a real phenomenon.
One of the best ways to make an impact in your field is to demonstrate that you can think creatively and produce arguments and ideas that resonate with colleagues and potential colleagues. Being able to think cogently and write well are skills that are invaluable in almost any field. Blogging is one of the easiest ways to demonstrate these abilities. [Read more…]