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Saturday, June 25, 2005

IBM blogvangelist

Ok - everything seems to be in order.

Why a blog now? I've been a blogvangelist for a while but my interest has been more in strategy, sharing, learning, teaching, producing... and not so much in creating my own blog. I have been blogging inside of IBM but I've now decided to blog outside. I really have to credit (or blame) 2 people and one event for that decision. Toby aka Marketing Diva and Rick Short with Indium and the AMA Blogging Conference in Boston.

In working on blogging for IBM I had been noodling with thoughts about how to find the right people the right voice to blog for IBM on my IBM On Demand Business website. The 4P's of marketing came to mind and I had come up with a list of 3 of the 4 P's (four P's, 4Ps, four ps) for blogging - Personality, Perseverance and Passion. While talking at the conference, Rick supplied an excellent 4th P - Point or Purpose... well see for yourself in Rick's explanation. In the wonk after the conference, Toby said I should really try external blogging. So, here I am. Following my own 4P rule, we will see if I do indeed have the passion for actually blogging OR if my passion is behind the scenes as a producer, educator, director etc.

In the meantime, let me put in a plug for the conference. I feel pretty "buttoned up" in my blogging knowledge and the AMA blogging conference was a great experience. It is a great conference for the beginner and for people who have already started the blogging journey. Find the time, find the money and find the conference when it comes to a city near you.

Thanks for checking in with me.

My first post

My first post should be poetic or briliant or something. However until I'm sure this is working correctly I don't want to work that hard.