5 reasons you should never read construction blogs

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5 reasons you should never read construction blogs

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of construction blogs. It was brought on by a bout of winter madness and I think it’s high time I cheekily warned everyone off them – and give several, hopefully not than compelling, reasons below.

A little disclaimer: I’ve written this article with Homer Simpson firmly in my mind, to be completely honest. I’d like to tell you that I realise you’re a real, hard-working, brilliant person and that I hope I amused you even for a second.

Reason 1: You already know everything

I mean everything – you have a construction business, this plainly means you know all there is to construction. This not only includes knowledge about how Infrastructure and commercial boom demands 230,000 additional construction workers, but even the fact that someone developed a revolutionary rope-less elevator simply presents itself to you while you’re brushing your teeth in the morning. I wish I were this imagined you at that moment.

Reason 2: You don’t need industry news and updates

So what you didn’t read Subcontractors wanted for £1.2bn Manchester site, you didn’t need to bid for it anyway. The same with Apprentice Completions are on the Decline, I mean you didn’t need to bother knowing why you might be facing a shortage of good workers.

Reason 3: You don’t have the time

This is serious! Homer, you simply cannot spare 15 minutes a couple of days – this time is definitely better spent regardless of what you do with it. Examples: watching paint dry, going about your lawn with nail clippers, thinking about what to do with the time you’re already spending on thinking about what you do… (Escher would be proud of this one.) In short – it doesn’t matter what blogs like this one have to say about construction data index, you just don’t have the time!

Reason 4: You don’t have the inclination

Even if you had the time, you really read enough already. I mean, if blogs could sometimes have a whole library of videos like this one… Wait, what was I saying?

Reason 5: You really, really know all of this already

Right, here we are. I, for example, just get dreams explaining telematics, no articles required! And it can be ever so useful to your business, too.  And how about colour-changing indicators highlighting microscopic damage? I mean, we all just know these things, right?

This concludes my list of reasons why you absolutely shouldn’t read construction blogs. And now I list some completely useless blogs you should never, ever read:

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know a fantastic construction blog, mention it in the comments so the list can grow!

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  1. El Stadnik , on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:39 Reply

    Hi! You also don’t need that many links in your articles to make them spread out through the internet. Despite the fact that you know that it helps to propagate your own blog, in the reality, it’s an unattractive element of your own content and is very u n c o n s t r u c t i v e 😉 for a reader’s brain. It may make readers stop reading such a overloaded content.


    • admin , on Feb 3, 2016 at 13:15 Reply

      Dear El,

      Thank you for your comment and I think there is a small misunderstanding here that I will address. I didn’t include the links to various resources to propagate the blog (and there is no link exchange as well). It would not be very ethical to do and it would not even be the best way to go about it. I also compensate for the abundance of references with relatively short texts – it’s clearly so the readers can check out the articles, which is the main (but surprisingly well-hidden given your comment) point.

      This is basically a digressive post with resources and some advice. I have done them many times before on this blog and the Business School for Translators one as well, with which I think you have already familiarised yourself.

      Best wishes

  2. Magdalena Warżała-Wojtasiak , on Jun 9, 2016 at 20:29 Reply

    Thank you Marta for this blog entry. Have you come across any interesting construction blogs in Polish? Don’t be afraid to share links, please – we, Homers of this world love to follow them:)

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