I am a subscriber and fan of Brian Clark’s blog, Copyblogger.
Today, he re-posted one of his “classic” posts from 2007, Are You Someone Else’s User-Generated Content? I urge to click on the link. He gives the reasons, much better than I can, about why every entrepreneur and company needs a blog, no matter your size.
With your own self-hosted blog, you create and own your content, as I’ve written in several previous posts here: A Blog as the Centerpiece of Your Social Media Strategy and The Reports of Blogging’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated.
Fellow star blogger Darren Rowse summarized it perfectly in his statement that when someone gives up a blog he’s in effect saying, “I now have a brand on someone else’s property….”
You don’t want that, do you?