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!

Previously: Rough but functional Next: It’s a social thing

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.

, ,

  • Aye

    “Cut and pasting press releases won’t do.”

    Erm, so why exactly is Fair Deal blogging again?

  • fair_deal

    For the praise why else?

  • Mick Fealty

    Which brings me on to tip #4… tomorrow…

  • barcas

    WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID ABOUT A MEGAPHONE, I DIDN’T CATCH IT?

  • Mick, are you saying that not every politician should blog?

  • pith

    There should be an award for worst blog by a politician. Some of them are dreadful.