Here are a few resources to help get you started in blogging.
The following books, all widely available, focus primarily on personal weblogs, but offer useful information for beginning business bloggers as well:
Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content, by Biz Stone (New Riders Publishing, 2002).
Blog On: Building Online Communities With Web Logs, by Todd Stauffer (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2002).
Essential Blogging, edited by Shelley Powers (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002).
Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice for Creating and Maintaining Your Blog, by Rebecca Blood (Perseus Publishing, 2002).
We Blog: Publishing Online With Weblogs, by Paul Bausch, Matthew Haughey, and Meg Hourihan (John Wiley & Sons, 2002).
ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies Conference & Expo
Selected presentations from what's billed as "the first business event for blogs," held in Boston in June 2003.
Blog Search Engine
Fledgling attempt to categorize blogs, including those for business.
Resource site crammed with glossaries, templates, links to hosting services and software vendors, and more.
Selected Business and Trade Blogs
Bag and Baggage
Blogger Denise M. Howell, an intellectual property lawyer, coined the word "blawg" to describe legal weblogs like the one she maintains here. Her site contains comprehensive coverage of the ClickZ business blog conference.
Networking Computing's Daily Blog includes plenty of user/reader/customer interaction.
Daily Fashion Report
Fashion industry blog.
Romenesko (formerly Medianews)
Jim Romenesko's blog, hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, is a must-read for media news -- and a model for many other business blogs.
Dave Winer, founder of UserLand Software and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, covers a variety of legal and blogger-community issues.
Several members of the August Capital partnership write about "issues facing early stage Silicon Valley venture capital investors?industry trends, the process of funding start-ups, interesting new technologies and life in Silicon Valley."
Selected Entrepreneur and Executive Blogs
Omar Javaid, chairman of Mobilocity Inc., a New York City-based mobile-technology services company, regularly updates his Mobilog with wireless-industry headlines.
Robert L. Horton, senior director at Robert Marston & Associates, maintains a site with news and observations about the PR industry.
Alan M. Meckler, CEO of Jupitermedia Corp., keeps a personal account of an ambitious effort to launch a new trade show.
Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly & Associates, comments on technology issues.
Blog-City supports small-business weblogs.
Socialtext makes "enterprise social software," including a weblog publisher.
UserLand makes Radio UserLand, a desktop blog-publishing tool.
Wigley & Associates is among the companies helping organizations develop weblogs.