Seth Godin explains two of the biggest benefits of blogging:
“The act of writing a blog changes people, especially business people. The first thing it does is change posture. Once you realize that no one HAS to read your blog, that you can’t MAKE them read your blog, you approach writing with humility and view readers with gratitude. The second thing it does is force you to be clear. If you write something that’s confusing or in shorthand, you fail.
Respectful and clear. That’s a lot to get out of something that doesn’t take much time.”
I’ve been dealing with clients and customers for 35 years and there’s no question that the past five years of blogging has made me better at it.