Did Twitter Make You Quit Blogging?

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There is a lot of talk about Twitter over at NTZ these days. Mainly because it is in the news.

And here is the question?  Has Twitter impaired your blogging? Are you using Twitter as an RSS feed?

Mark Evans asks and pontificates quite eloquently.

My sense is Twitter is emerging as a vibrant alternative to bloggers and blog readers. Some bloggers who may find the grind of writing daily are now able to share their thoughts in quick bursts on Twitter, and still like they are contributing and cultivating their digital brands.

Meanwhile, Twitter has become a quasi-RSS reader where people gain access to the information (news, blog posts, services) they see was valuable without having to visit blogs directly or use an RSS reader. Many of these people are using still blogs but perhaps not as actively.

What do you prefer? Twitter, Friendfeed? Blogging?

All of the above?

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  1. Frank said January 26, 2009 | Permalink

    Let’s put it this way… my blog is like a daily print newspaper right now. Still there, still functioning, still cared about, but there are other platforms that can do the same thing and on a more immediate basis.

    So something’s gotta give.

  2. Ron said January 26, 2009 | Permalink

    I don’t think it’s Twitter itself that’s keeping bloggers from blogging, just a general spreading out of energy. There are so many things you’re expected to maintain today to help your blog expand its audience that it kind of takes away the focus on actual blogging.

  3. christinajade said January 26, 2009 | Permalink

    i see twitter as more of a “cliff’s notes” for blogs. yes, subjects can be covered, but not as in depth as they can be in a full blog. most of the tweets that contain information i want to know more about also contain a link to that information, so it would seem as though twitter is actually an advertisement for blogs in many cases. “quasi-RSS reader” perhaps, but with a little more personality.

  4. Backroadsnews said January 26, 2009 | Permalink

    Blogging took steam away from my editorial page and now Twitter took away from my blog. Tweets can lead to blogs if wanted. I love it. (And that response took me less than 140 characters.)

  5. sadcox said January 26, 2009 | Permalink

    comment<140 chars. You are a ninja.

  6. lkm said January 27, 2009 | Permalink

    It may be that the bloggers who are now tweeting instead have found their proper medium. There are different ways to tell – and listen to – stories. I have several favorite tweeters. And, I subscribe to several blogs – including this one. Each does what it does best. I don’t see this as an either-or.

  7. newscoma said January 27, 2009 | Permalink

    I do it all. I guess I’m ADD or something. 🙂


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