Let's Turn Recruiting Bloggers Into Syndicated Columnists

As a community, the recruiting blogosphere is very fractured. Even in our social networks, niches are carved out and everyone fights for a little piece of the pie. This is normal in network development, as the amount of information available allows us to specialize, and that leads to fragmentation.

But it shouldn't stop us from working together. I think it's important we work to get voices from the recruiting blogosphere into the mainstream media. Our content is good, and those that have proven themselves deserve to have a wider audience. It's a win for the newspapers, who badly need original and fresh content, and it's a win for the blogosphere, which proves itself from than guys in their pajamas yelling at the New York Times.

So there it is. Anyone interested in helping me get some voices from our part of the Net to the people who need it most?

As a community, the recruiting blogosphere is very fractured. Even in our social networks, niches are carved out and everyone fights for a little piece of the pie. This is normal in network development, as the amount of information available allows us to specialize, and that leads to fragmentation.

But it shouldn't stop us from working together. I think it's important we work to get voices from the recruiting blogosphere into the mainstream media. Our content is good, and those that have proven themselves deserve to have a wider audience. It's a win for the newspapers, who badly need original and fresh content, and it's a win for the blogosphere, which proves itself from than guys in their pajamas yelling at the New York Times.

So there it is. Anyone interested in helping me get some voices from our part of the Net to the people who need it most?

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Comment by Jim Durbin on August 7, 2008 at 8:38pm
Maren, the first thing is blogposts, sparking the idea, then contacting local newspapers with column suggestions, then promotion of the columns and the idea of a recruiting blogopshere to the mainstream.

I'm open to other suggestions
Comment by Jim Durbin on August 8, 2008 at 12:55am
I wasn't thinking of anything big like that. I just want to help promote people who are excellent writers, and honed their skills in our community. I have a decent size microphone and search reach, and am ready to put them to the task of helping convince editors that the recruiting blogosphere is well worth listening to.

I'd be happy to help you - some ways to do so are writing the editors name in a guest column on one of my blogs, and then calling the editor and telling them to google their own name. I've found that effective with clients.

And of course, with an 8,9,10,000 strong membership, we can drive a lot of traffic to a newspaper site to read your column, reinforcing the idea that using someone from our community is good for the newspaper. That should take us far enough to let your content in, and then your quality takes over.

As far as syndication, I think it smarter that every blogger work out there own deal. Bringing money/ownership into something like this seems like a lot of work, and the idea only works if we give selflessly in order to promote the bigger community.

All I'd ask is that anyone successful strive to promote other worthy bloggers.
Comment by Ryan on August 10, 2008 at 1:38pm
The newspaper industry is dying, while blogging has a huge potential. Why not look for other ways of promoting blog content and authors, like swapping content, linking, social networks, etc?
Ryan
www.entervista.com
Comment by Paul DeBettignies on August 10, 2008 at 1:45pm
Through the Minnesota Recruiters group we added one of the local reporters who does the career section to our list. He contacts someone from the group to answer questions he receives. It has worked really well.

I have since contacted the other local paper to see about promoting the local bloggers but they were not interested.
Comment by Amitai Givertz on August 10, 2008 at 6:07pm

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