I’ve been tweeting more and blogging less over the past few months.
Twitter seems to have grabbed the niche for the quick observations or links to share.
There are a number of longer posts I keep intending to write here in the blog. But in the meantime, if you’re interested, you can follow me on Twitter (orensr), and I’m posting the latest five tweets in the sidebar here on the blog.
I’m not the only who’s experiencing this – author Scott Rosenberg, in a Wired interview on his new book, Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matter, notes:
Wired: What impact has Twitter had on blogging?
Rosenberg: There have always been two types of blog posts: brief incidental blurts—really short one-line things, quick links—and more substantial statements. Twitter has taken that brief, blurting blogging and put it to rest. That pushes blogs toward a tradition of real writing.
Hopefully I’ll get back to some of that “real writing” soon.
One thought on “Twitter and blogging”
I find this to be true. Since joining Facebook mid-2008, I find that my blog posts have become longer and more substantial. It’s just easier–and received by a wider audience–to update my FB status (which is essentially the same as a Twitter “tweet”). I think the stratification of blogging into “micro” and more substantial posts is a good thing, for two reasons. First, it opens up the medium to more people who might be intimidated by writing a full post but are happy to jot off 140 characters. Second, it (hopefully) will return some substance to blog posts: research, analysis, photos, links, etc. At least, that’s what I’m striving for.