3 Ways Your Blog Can Get You a Job (and 1 Way It Can Get You Fired)

With today's emphasis on social media, it's easy to forget about longform internet self-expression. However, blogging is a great way to build and demonstrate your expertise in your industry, especially if you're just starting out or contemplating a shift into a new role. Here's how to use the great granddaddy of Twitter and Instagram for professional gain -- and do it the right way.

TV Reporter Fired Over Blog Post – When Personal Becomes Public

In 2011, TV reporter Shea Allen started a blog on Blogger. She posted five times the first year, once in 2012 and five times in 2013 before everything came crashing down. In a rare moment of boredom, Shea wrote a funny post she called "Confessions of a Red-Headed Reporter" and that post got her fired.

3 Ways Blogging Can Help Your Career

In the olden days (before Twitter and Facebook, etc.) blogging was largely considered to be a waste of time. If you did it at work, it was on the sly, to avoid doing your actual job. Now, of course, many of us make our living blogging. But even if you don't, there's a lot that blogging can do for you, professionally.