It’s fairly obvious to most people I meet that blogging has real benefits in terms of establishing and enhancing reputation. In other words, it’s a great public relations tool. If you agree, you’re not alone. The PR industry itself reckons that blogs are a highly effective tool for business to share information with their publics. According to one study on blogging around 70% of PR companies believe that blogging is important for business. Strange then to see in the same study that only around a third of PR companies actually do any form of blogging, either for themselves of their clients. Is this a case of “do as I say, not do as I do”?
If you are a “big change” business, then you are like my garden fence. Leaving it unpainted for so long has created much more work, at a higher cost, than if it had been tended to every year. Ignoring reviews of your online activity for long periods also means you make more work for yourself and raise your costs.