Thursday, March 08, 2007

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Blog

I usually do not use my notebook on a plane and allow that time for reading and reflection. For some reason, I felt inspired to use it on this trip. I am typing this on a plane (but of course will need to post it later)

I find time for reflection can be my most powerful time. There is power sometimes in doing less. This is tough for me to say since I have worked so hard on doing more for as long as I can remember. It is something I am still learning.

And to follow through on my earlier post.

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Blog

1 - Owning the power of the press is good. A blog is a media and this allows influence. Influence allows me to accomplish my goals faster and easier. Medias if well used can also be used for promotion (EG – I have many resumes for my new warehouse jobs, many customers and vendors read my blog)

2 - It challenges me to act the way I want to act.

3 - It increases communication. This is almost always a good thing. I originally started it to help dispel mystery for my staff. I also wanted to increase communication with them. It spread from there.

4 - Fame. It increases profile. Increased profile helps me to get things done.

5 - It is a good discipline. Discipline in one area tends to create it in other areas.

6 - It keeps me aware and crisp. I am always looking for interesting blog topics.

7 - It is cool and as the leader of SYNNEX, a high tech company, I like cool and futuristic things like blogs. (of course when I started 18 months ago, it was more cutting edge)

8 - Sometimes it inspires someone. One of my purposes in life is to help as many people be the best they can be and this blog helps this.

9 - It helps people to know me. And people tend to help those they know.

10 - It is a great way to keep in touch with many people. Of course I would like to call and email all my friends and contacts all the time but do not have the time. This is particularly the case when people subscribe to have the blog emailed to them (just click on the box on the right side and fill in your email to get this)

For every positive, there is always a negative. All upsides have downsides.


At 10:27 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Good Morning Jim:
I haven't spoken with you since our mutual friends moved to Calgary. I have fond memories of sitting around the fire at our neighbour's house eating pizza and drinking wine. I've never 'blogged' before, but I fit into #10 on your top 10 list of reasons to have a blog. Best Wishes.

At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


for the consumate sales person in you...

For every negative, there is always a positive. . . .

have a great week.


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