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01 March 2005

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Jeremy Pepper

It's always great to me one paper will publish a "businesses are adopting blogs" article - this time, WSJ - while another paper publishes a few days earlier pretty much the opposite. The Pioneer Press had an article that more or less said that businesses are slow to adopting blogs because of the legal implications.

The truth is somewhere in the middle. Every company will likely launch a blog - just like every company launched a Website a few years back - and then half of them will die from non-use.

Yes, I plan on writing about the issue, but will likely just use the Pioneer Press article, because it seems to be more in tune with the reality of local businesses.

Neville Hobson

You're right, Jeremy, one paper says this, another one says that. Must be a little confusing for a business who reads both.

In the case of this WSJ article, what I liked about it is that these are real examples, real companies doing some very interesting things with blogs that have real benefits.

I can't imagine that the article you mention is at all in tune with the reality of local businesses. I haven't read it, though. Yet I'd say a blog could be a great business development tool for a local business.

But do write about this issue. I'd love to comment on your post!

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