Recently over at Online Business Resources, I talked about how blogging has become a "hot" job and offered some tips and advice on how to make money by blogging. As Blog Action Day took place yesterday, I started thinking about how much more there is to blogging. Blogging is a creative medium that allows anyone the opportunity to let their voice be heard. Got something on your mind? Blog! Want to support a cause? Blog!
I remember when I was a young girl typing away at my typewriter (Yes, I'm that old!)...thinking that I was going to be a famous writer someday. As I grew up I started to learn about book publishing and all the work required to get a best-selling book. There's book proposals, hiring an agent, and all that marketing just to get your thoughts out there to the masses!
But now...the barriers to entry in the publishing world is virtually non-existent. There are so many options for writers or anyone who has something to say - which is everyone! You can start a blog in five minutes, you can self-publish your own book or magazine, or you can produce a video or movie without having to sign a big contract with a media company. The world is at your fingertips...literally.
We're in some exciting times right now! I encourage anyone to take action and start sharing your thoughts with the world. Do something to make a difference, share your expertise, or connect with like-minded people to support a cause.
It's time to stop hiding and let your voice be heard - especially if it has a chance to uplift and help other people. Whether it's through art, music, or blogging - become a source of inspiration!
I leave you with a video called "Let Your Voice Be Heard" by Paul Elisha which fits perfectly with this post...
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