Thursday, February 10, 2005

A blog gives you a bullhorn

NevOn: The Hobson and Holtz Report - Podcast #6: February 7, 2005 is a good listen all around. The money spot, though, appears about 24 minutes in. Noah Acres from BigHa talks about responding to a newspaper editorial on his blog. He said* that he thought about the fact the newspaper can print what it wants without contact him, so why can't he? He pointed out that the blog was his platform and so he decided to use it.

That, right there, that blogging removes the gatekeepers and gives you an opportunity to respond to issues, news, comments about yourself is huge reason for nonprofits to have weblogs.

*That's half memory and half a scrawl across an index card but I'm pretty sure I got the gist right.

(in: podcast, marketing, pr, outreach, why_blog)