Blogging Vs. Twitter

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From Darren Rowse at Pro Blogger who weighs the differences from the two platforms.

Blog are also great for more in depth posts. This post is a perfect illustration of this – when Yaro asked me his question on Twitter I had 140 characters to sum up a lot of different thoughts and experiences and ended up not really saying a lot whereas this post is able to explore the topic in depth.

While some people see the strengths of one and the weaknesses of the other as reason to choose between Blogging and Twitter – I’ve come to see the power of using both in tandem. The key is to know what you’re trying to achieve with your online presences and to understand what each medium can do to help you achieve this.

I agree with Rowse. There is value with both platforms. With Twitter, you have immediacy. With blogging, you can go into detail.
One question that has been brought up repeatedly is that some people have replaced blogging aggressively with twittering.

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  1. James Church said March 11, 2009 | Permalink

    I shut down my blog indefinitely today. I like the style of twitter. With a blog, I have to provide context. I’m abandoning context. Yes, we could pass judgment over this decision.

    Hey… the Guardian now has an API. That would make for a great story here.

  2. Scott Adcox said March 11, 2009 | Permalink

    hehe…good idea James,

  3. Michael Silence said March 11, 2009 | Permalink

    I’m writing about this in my Sunday column, and I come to exactly the same conclusion. Twitter is blogs on speed.

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  1. Addingle (Ad Ingle) on March 11, 2009

    blogging vs twitter:


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