A quick look.Globe and Mail yesterday talking about career blogs. Here are my main ideas:
1. Career blogs are beyond the realm of most people in terms of time alone.
2. I do however strongly support the creation of online profiles.
I set up this site for a friend of mine a few years ago when I had very few technical skills.
I did it on the Blogger which is a free blogging software owned by Google. The only cost was ten dollars for the domain name (the www website address). I use GoDaddy.com to purchase and host my domains but I think that my friend used Easyhosting.ca which is a bit more expensive.
Notice that the domain name (copycanada) is very easy to say and remember. Much easier than my friend's surname (Rosencwaig). And the site is full of samples of the brochures he's written as a copywriter.
The blog you're reading now is on Typepad.com for which I pay a monthly fee. (I like it though sometimes it gets cranky. Try clicking on the Categories in my right sidebar. You won't get very far today).
3. For those who really want to blog but aren't good writers, Filter Blogging is a good technique. You surf the net to find interesting articles relevant to your field and then just publish links to them on your blog with minimal remarks.
Some people claim that this isn't legitimate blogging but that's baloney. It's can be a huge service to your readers the same any a digest-style magazine.
Any job-hunters or career-smart people who are interested in blogging might want to take a look at this discussion of career blogs. (I was the contrarian in that exchange).