Nah, You Don’t Need A Blog
Ian Lurie Oct 6 2008
You don’t need to tell the public about your product and why it inspires you.
You don’t need any great, SEO-friendly content, either.
Oh, yeah, don’t worry about that connection to the entire blogging world. You don’t need it, either.
A place where you can quickly post messages about product changes, or news stories about your company? HAH! Who cares.
Gasp. It might even let people talk to you. Directly.
It’ll be way too much work. It’ll require, what, 45 minutes a day? It might generate traffic, and customers. And more customers requires more work, too.
You don’t need a blog. Give it up.
This post was written by my jet lag, not by me.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More