Shailesh raged against a situation where information was simply dismissed because it was obtained from a blog. I understand his frustration. Many ethical, smart and honest bloggers spend time and dispense expertise with integrity.
However, it is no secret that with the eleventy billion blogs out there, all the “information” being passed is not necessarily accurate. It is this underlying current of blog BS that lumps us all into to the generic characteristic of “opinion that may or may not be based on fact.” Smart blog readers will free think and question. May we all have readers like that.
During the course of the conversation, Bob relayed an interesting occurrence. It seems he directed a client to a lender’s webpage. When the client saw it was a blog site, the lender was subsequently dismissed. So goes some folks perception of the blogosphere.
Interesting. Neither is mine. It is a blog platform, but it is set up with a static front page that mimics a traditional site to achieve ease of use when I update and to keep the feel the same when you do travel to the blog. I built it that way because I liked the way it looked. I had not considered the blog perception of a new onlooker. Looking through many industry bloggers, you can find it done both ways.
It begs the question…
How do you put your best face forward and is a blog the best way?