Two of my goals included: to be creative and to find new business opportunities.
Today, because of my blogging, those two goals were achieved. (I should point out that you don’t stop achieving these goals just because you achieved them at one point in time…)
My blogging leads me to look for other blogs of interest and other likeminded people. Doing so led me to Young Money Blog. The most recent post there was about the author, Dennis, joining a relatively new blog network, Mind Petals.
I took a look at Mind Petals which is a blog network primarily targeting young entrepreneurs on niche topics. I looked at some of the members’ blogs, was impressed with my quick reading, so I sent the owner, David Askaripour, an email.
He responded almost immediately and we started chatting on AIM.
The resulting discussion was great. And it helped me achieve the two goals I mentioned above. First, I had the opportunity to be creative by brainstorming ideas with David on targeting the college market. Second, I had the opportunity to find new business opportunities because there’s some obvious synergies between what David and I are doing in a few areas. We’re not hopping into bed just yet, but we opened a door today by getting online, chatting, and sharing ideas.
Actually, my first goal, to generate exposure for IGotNewsForYou.com the business, was also achieved.
All in all it was a positive experience, and a positive example of how blogging – and as an extension reaching out to others who blog – can help you be successful.