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To blog now or later?

Help me out with a decision as to whether I should start blogging now or wa

10:52 am on Jun 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am planning to start a new marketing blog. I have already registered the domain for 3 years. Before I go into details let me give a brief intro about myself.

I am presently pursuing my B.Tech in Computer science in India (equivalent to BS degree in the US) and I am in my final year. I have decided that MBA is the best option for me since I have always been driven to entrepreneurship, finance and marketing. The reason I joined engineering is only because my parents compelled and I find coding and all very difficult.

I do internet marketing which includes affiliate marketing and flipping websites. I have also convinced people to give me job through sites like rent a coder for search engine optimization (I have 1 year experience in SEO). I have made close to 1000$ from the internet in about 8 months and I feel that I should enter the corporate world to be more productive and learn more things with hands on experience.

I also have experience in conducting events in my college and presently I am the placement coordinator of my college.

I read books like outlook business, and other business magazines and blogs. I am very much interested in business and hence I would like your guidance.

Now that you have a little bit knowledge about my profile, let me elaborate. I am looking to go for an MBA which will suit my tastes. I am looking at MBA marketing
I have decided to start a blog to establish myself as an expert in marketing after 3 years when I pass out. Do you think it will work? Is blogging to establish myself possible even with the little knowledge I have?

10:56 am on June 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I believe in the open source philosophy of "release early, release often". You can and will expand your knowledge, even more so if you're writing about the topics you're learning about. If you wait, the market may be even more saturated then it is right now. You don't lose any chances by starting now and having the possibility of failure, you'll only lose time, but gain experience and contacts. If you can do it timewise, I don't see a reason not to, but many reasons to do it.

Why do you consider not to do it now, do you fear any disadvantages? If so, which?

11:03 am on June 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The reasons I am against starting now is

1. It may take too much time off my present course
2. I feel marketing niche is very crowded and going by the "marketing" term which expands to a lot of other options I risk what other bloggers suggest as "niche marketing"
3. I am very much uncertain as to which topics in marketing to blog about. Kinda relates to point number 2 but I am confused. Should I blog about everything that comes under marketing?

The things which i believe I am for starting up is

1. Sooner the better
2. Have close to 400$ left with me. I may spend it if I keep it for another 1 year.
3. I can learn new things way ahead of my marketing course
4. Gain more experience

2:43 am on July 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'd say the true test of whether you're ready or not is your own 'gut feeling'.

If you're hesitant and unsure, let the concept roll till you feel confident enough to commit.

5:19 am on July 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Blog or blog not, there is no try.