>Do blogs help you freelance?

>Do blogs help you write and sell freelance articles? I have just completed an article that will appear on writing.world.com sometime in the near future. In my Freelancing for Newspapers book, I don’t touch much on blogs, but if I had a chance to add a chapter, I would write more about blogs because they are becoming so popular. Paul Gillin’s book The New Influencers says there were 50 million in mid-2006, and the number is increasing every day.

I think blogs are helpful for the exposure, the research possibilities and the connection with newspaper editors and reporters who blog, but I would love to know what other people think. Tell me how you use blogs in your work. If you don’t use blogs, is that by choice or because you’re not sure how to go about it?

Let’s blog about it!