Blogs and Wikis: Why just now?

Man, I am really enjoying having my own blog and wiki. It’s so addicting! And how I wish I had started a lot sooner. I can’t even imagine how much data I would’ve logged and shared if I had started sooner. Oh, well…it’s alright, the good thing is I’ve already started. No use on sulking over poured milk, ey…

According to Wikipedia, a blog or weblog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.

A wiki, on the other hand, is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content, typically without the need for registration.

I use both: blog for my journal and wiki as my knowledge-base. =0)

OK, so here are my brief pros-and-cons thoughts regarding these technologies:

Pros: addicting, release for creativity, journal-like, forces you (as a by-product) to really think which will keep your mind sharp, writing skills increases, career-enhancing, allows you to share knowledge with others, empowers you to archive and organize knowledge and thoughts very well

Cons: time-demanding, addicting, must be focused on what posts you write, must be careful with what you say (read: employers)

As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons – this, of course, are my own personal thoughts on it. What I’m trying to say is, if used right, these two technologies can free you.

Lastly, to end this post, I share this article from Penelope Trunk‘s excellent career-oriented blog discussing why “Blogging is good for your career.”

Until the next, ciao!