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Some interesting insights in this article about writing for external sites instead of your own individual “platform.” All of this is based on the assumption, however, that to have a platform, one must have their own blog or original content at all. Is this true?

Many famous reporters, writers, and others got famous for their writing as it appeared in other media. Jack London wrote for magazines and his works didn’t actually appear in book form until far later in his career. Journalists write for newspapers. The reputation and clout you carry, your “platform,” as it were, is directly related to what additional reputable names your name is associated with.

What do you think? Do you think that you need a content creation aspect to build an audience that listens to you? 

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