Nov 09 2009
I don’t know about others. But ever since I started to update my Facebook status actively (almost daily), I seldom update my blog any more. Anyone share such same experience with me?
You may think I have become lazy to write articles. You may think I have taken easy way out by microblogging using Facebook isntead. But I suspect I’m not the only one. I venture to say that microblogging using Facebook and Twitter has won over the heart of some conventional bloggers like me.
Now I suppose conventional blogging is not for everyone. Not too many can write, want to write, care to write, or have the time to write. Some of us took up blogging a few years ago due to reasons such as peer pressure, or it was the “in” thing to do at that time.
But as time goes on, we start to find out who can blog, and who better not waste time blogging. You may call the blogs of former as high quality blogs, or the latter low quality blogs. But I prefer to think that blogging is simply not the cup of tea for these latter group of people.
Some of them blog because they have a need to express themselves. But it can take too much time sitting in front of computer to write, and or too much stress to think what to write. But now with microblogging, it serves their need to express perfectly. They can just shout anytime they have something to express!
I’m talking about the bloggers who have “expressive” need to express themselves. I’m not talking about other reasons for blogging such as to contribute to body of knowledge, to attract web site traffic, to promote a company, product or service, or to make blogging money.
Moreover, by microblogging we have ready pool of friends on social media who can read our status updates. We don’t need to worry about attracting search engine traffic to our conventional blogs. Well, not too many people know or care about search engines and online marketing.
But don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying blogs have no use any more. I’m saying microblogging has taken away some conventional bloggers like me who blog primarily to express and to shout.
And you are welcome to express and shout your comments below