I don’t think it’s just me – there really are a lot of blogs out there. Almost every sector has them – people writing about this and that. I am of two minds.
1) I love it! There is so much variety, so much knowledge coming over the web. I recall a colleague saying to me – “Are you kidding? I don’t have time to read blogs…” This is a senior person in the fundraising sector. I still shake my head. If you want to know what other charities or agencies are doing with their donors, or get inspired for your next campaign to reach donors under 30, or find out what your colleagues are up to half way around the world, blogs are where its at. It’s like being a journalist and saying – ‘oh – I don’t have time to watch the news or read newspapers…’. I have learned more in the last year plugging into the blogsphere and extracting knowledge from some of the top minds in our sector. And if you aren’t – well – you probably aren’t reading this anyhow.
2) I hate it! There is so much variety, so much knowledge coming over the web! Currently I have about 75!!!! blogs bookmarked that relate to the sector and subscribe to half a dozen. It’s blog overload! Maybe it’s like going to a buffet – I know it all looks good, but perhaps I should resist the temptation to gorge myself on all of it’s fundraising goodness. Especially being another blogger, the keys are to interact, comment, link back to, trackback, invite, suggest and rehash… and that takes a whole lot of time and energy. When am I suppose to work damnit!
I think with blogs – that I am like the guy who stayed out late at a party but had to get up early the next day to work… I am tired but boy – it is worth it!
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