If you open today’s San Francisco Chronicle to the business section, you’ll find Ilana DeBare’s article “The Business of Blogging”—and one of the blogs she talks about is this one. Welcome, all you Chronicle readers! Feel free to post comments and make suggestions. Also, I’m planning to start a new blog, FileSlinger™ Favorites, with links to useful sites and products for consultants, coaches, and other independent professionals and small businesses.
Just to show you what a blog can do for your web stats, here are mine from December, before I started the blog, and April, after the blog had been in full swing for four months (but before the Chronicle article came out.) Though my modest multiplying of hits doesn’t compare with the 80,000 hits per month on the GreenCine film blog, it’s still clear that a blog is a good thing for an independent professional to have.
Hi Sallie,The article is great and showcases your services very nicely. Congratulations. Just before the article ran, I met the reporter at an SBA function. She is going to have a regular column of tips and ideas for small businesses, so it will be a real community service. After reading the article I was going to check out your site anyway, but knowing that you are a BE member makes it even more interesting. Great services.