Tuesday, October 26, 2004

My first convert?

Yesterday, I met the Managing Director of a company whose website I manage. He could turn out to be a convert to blogging - and become one of the first corporte bloggers in India.

A few minutes into the conversation, I suggested blogging to him. Now, this man loves to write - a rare thing for the top management. He occasionally writes about his industry segment and government policies in one of India's top business newspapers and is generally obvsessive abut every line of text on his company website. I told him that after observing him for mroe than a year, I am sure that blogging is right up his alley.

In minutes, I mentioned what blogging essentially is, its capability to position someone as an industry expert, how it can create a dialogue with the customers - and he got it! Yeah! Woohoo!

In a little while, he was thinking up all the potential benefits, how he could keep in touch with the shareholders, the comments / observations he can make about his industry in his blog - he was thinking up most of the stuff I had already read on the websites in blogroll, and was clearly getting excited.

This time I had already taken into account the potential hassles such as spare time, unfamiliarity with the Web.. and offered to run his blog for him till he has gained sufficient confidence. Our understanding is that he would email me his blog post text everyday, and I would post it, link appropriately and suggest similar industry blogs to him using Steve Rubel's (patented?) methodology! Once he becomes confortable with the medium, he will handle it himself.

We are supposed to start in two days, and only time will tell if this project will take off or not. This may sound like nothing to most of you - but then remember that I am in India, I am working in a country whose internet penetration is very low even considering the software development and outsourcing scenario here, and the idea is extremely radical for an Indian corporate audience. Will keep you posted - if anyone has the spare time, I beseech you to welcome him into the blogosphere. I am sure that would provided a great boost to his morale.

43 Comments:

Blogger Priya Shah said...

I recently attended a presentation by the Marketing Head of a prominent IT company. He talked about their marketing mix, which included online marketing. But when I asked him about weblogs, he first confused it with traffic logs, and then pleaded complete ignorance about blogging. I was as embarrassed as he was about showing up his lack of knowledge.

It's going to be hard to sell blogging to corporates here, especially because so many don't even know what blogs are!! If you're successful with this person, I'll be waiting to hear the results :)

Priya Shah
http://www.blogbrandz.com

December 17, 2004 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Cyber Financial Corporation said...

Hi,

I liked your blog. I found many interesting information here.
I also give free info about exchange link xxx. You can seen it on my exchange link xxx site.

If you have time please visit my web site to get some free exchange link xxx information.

Kind regards,
Nick

October 3, 2005 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

website design bathurst I like your blog a lot. Lots better than most I've seen!

October 18, 2005 at 6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a exchange site suggest traffic site. It pretty much covers exchange site suggest traffic related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

October 20, 2005 at 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, This blog is pretty neat. You should check out mine sometime. It pretty much covers email marketing toronto related stuff.

October 21, 2005 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

hello, your blog is interesting to read, I have a website about internet marketing, it should be helpful to you in making more web money. This is a global trend that more and more people can make a living online, so make sure you visit it.

October 25, 2005 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a free list mailing software site/blog. It pretty much covers free list mailing software related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

October 27, 2005 at 2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think that could give you some Search Engine popularity, and traffic???

October 28, 2005 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Every online business need free traffic. This free traffic handbook is very update and helpful.

October 28, 2005 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a professional safelist script site/blog. It pretty much covers professional safelist script related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

October 29, 2005 at 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I discuss this topic daily myself. I also have a website that talks about make money from home australia related things. Go check it out if you get a chance.

October 31, 2005 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a internet marketing idea site/blog. It pretty much covers internet marketing idea related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

October 31, 2005 at 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free web submitter

November 1, 2005 at 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and other sites for well over 5 years.

November 2, 2005 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a increase web site traffic for free site/blog. It pretty much covers increase web site traffic for free related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 2, 2005 at 6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through your blog. Thanks for the great information. I will visit on a regular basis.

I have a internet marketing campaign site. It pretty much covers internet marketing campaign related items and services. You may find some of my content of interest.

Drop by my site some time and see what you think.

November 2, 2005 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a marketing promotion site/blog. It pretty much covers marketing promotion related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 2, 2005 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a advertising specialty site/blog. It pretty much covers advertising specialty related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 3, 2005 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a free redirected web site traffic site/blog. It pretty much covers free redirected web site traffic related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 4, 2005 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Every online business need free traffic. This free traffic handbook is very update and helpful.

November 6, 2005 at 1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a safelist marketing site/blog. It pretty much covers safelist marketing related stuff. Plus you can advertise to billions using our safelist marketing tools.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 6, 2005 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Dotmotor said...

I find your thoughts very interesting. Perhaps your readers might find mass email marketing interesting.

November 6, 2005 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last month I made $12,124 with Google Adsense...Click
here for free on how you can do the same!

November 6, 2005 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine the power of tens of thousands of other web sites being able to easily

November 7, 2005 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post your Ad to everyday after that, you'll also be able to generate a Viral Traffic Streams absolutely FREE!

November 10, 2005 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a exchange mynetsuccesscenter.com traffic traffic site/blog. It pretty much covers exchange mynetsuccesscenter.com traffic traffic related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 12, 2005 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger doer said...

Hello, just visited your blog, it's informative. I also have a website related togoogle adsense software. So make sure you visit and hope it's useful.

November 14, 2005 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I really like this one. I have a website that talks mostly about earn money taking online survey You should check it out sometime.

November 15, 2005 at 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a holden dealert-shirt site called Holden Tees. We're a small company and we sell shirts and stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time

-Holden Tees

November 15, 2005 at 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need sbc yellow pages advertisingBest deal on the net

November 15, 2005 at 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! What at great blog you have going. I'm new to blogging and I am trying to build up my visitors. I blog about marketing software. I am also offering the eBook "Adsense Empire" to my visitors.... Stop by & get your copy today

November 17, 2005 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.getipodsforfree.com has this cool thing where if you just sign up and do an offer, you can get a free ipod

November 17, 2005 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Iravan said...

I would argue that Exit Traffic is actually one of the best forms of traffic generation. I am going to book mark this blog, nice topics discussed

By the way... I have a targeted traffic site. It pretty much covers Traffic related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

November 17, 2005 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, Nice little blog you've got going on there.

Keep it up!

This might interest you if you're after some more web site traffic The contents of this site will explode your hits! Auto surf and recieve 50,000 credits free - Join free! free increase site traffic webfree increase site traffic web

November 19, 2005 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

What up guy's , cool place. I was surfing around and foundcheap web site traffica site. It coverscheap web site traffic, thought you might be interested.

November 19, 2005 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

What up guy's , cool place. I was surfing around and foundcheap web site traffica site. It coverscheap web site traffic, thought you might be interested.

November 19, 2005 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

What up guy's , cool place. I was surfing around and foundcheap web site traffica site. It coverscheap web site traffic, thought you might be interested.

November 19, 2005 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Blog network has 708 Pages and Growing at a Rapid Pace!

November 20, 2005 at 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While surffing I came across your blog. I have software sales site that has a lot of products related to
design development promotion site site web web web websiteownerworld.com A lot of people whos purchase scripts or software having to deal with design development promotion site site web web web websiteownerworld.com ask for more information and I will definatly tell them to check out your site. Do keep up the great work!

November 20, 2005 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger incbizz said...

Click On The Link Below To Get Free Info On Safelist Marketing Techniques. Its Free Info What Do You Have To Lose!
safelist marketing safelist marketing http://www.mysafelistnews.com

June 10, 2006 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger incbizz said...

Click On The Link Below To Get Free Info On Safelist Marketing Techniques. Its Free Info What Do You Have To Lose!
safelist marketing safelist marketing http://www.mysafelistnews.com

June 17, 2006 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger incbizz said...

Click On The Link Below To Get Free Info On Safelist Marketing Techniques. Its Free Info What Do You Have To Lose!
free safelist free safelist http://www.mysafelistnews.com

June 21, 2006 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mamuśki wspaniałe i gorące! Wejdź dalej
i oglądaj dojrzałe mamuski nago
mamuśki! Są niesamowite i zawsze
darmowe mamuski
napalone! Mamuśki to extra wrażenia! Prezentujemy
dojrzałe mamuski i
napalone mamuski
darmowe próbki tego co zobaczysz w środku! Chcą ssać,lizać i pieścić
mamuski nago
stojące pały! Ahh..te dojrzałe lale
starsze mamuski

July 28, 2006 at 3:41 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home