Blog tip #3: Make sure you’ve got something to say..

Despite all the hype around blogging, not everyone should blog. If you are a politician or a member of a large organisation, make sure there is something you want to tell us first. Cut and pasting press releases won’t do. We have official websites not to go for that.

Think of blogging as an opportunity to express those thoughts, explanations, or kites you’ve always wanted to fly, but could never get a journalist to listen. Just remember, you don’t need a megaphone!

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The first Irish Blogger Conference is at the Digital Hub in Dublin on Saturday 7th October, admission €15. Open to all: bloggers, and blog curious politicos and journalists a like. If you want to come along, register here.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty