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Monday, 20 July 2009

Blogging


The above award was passed on to me by Barbara (Caneyhead).

For the first time since sometime last month, I went round the blogs I have on Google Reader. It felt like coming home after a long absence. A common theme seems to be developing, namely that people spend less and less time on their blogs, and more on Facebook and Twitter. I no longer believe this is solely due to the abolition of AOL Journals in September 2008. I spend a lot of time myself on my own Twitter account. Nonetheless, I do not think you can properly blog on Twitter, with the restriction of 140 characters. You can't include pictures or other material, and certainly not describe a train of thought.

I'll carry on blogging as I have done since October 2004, and endeavour to write at least a post a day. If you can, please do so yourself. I'll see you around.

5 comments:

  1. Interesting observation about less blogging because of Facebook and Twitter. I know that's a big factor in why I myself blog less these days - which is a shame, as I used to really enjoy it. Thank you for the reminder though! Facebook and Twitter are certainly no substitute to getting to know people's thoughts and opinions properly are they?

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  2. You are I are off one mind when it comes to blogging Guido.

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  3. (((Guido)))
    I couldn't agree with you more! Recently I reactivated my Facebook account to mainly help stay up to date with a family member and I haven't been on Twitter in a long time.
    After reading your post and thinking about it, I'm also going to try and post everyday :)
    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful Guido! You have an amazing eye :)
    Huggers, Gayla

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  4. Going through my google reader just now and reading all of your posts! I came to this one and just had to comment. just wanting to let you know I am going to start posting more regularly! I'm still going to tweet, but I'm going to post more also!

    krissy knox :)
    My main blog: Sometimes I Think
    http://sometimesithink-krissy.blogspot.com
    follow me on twitter:
    http://twitter.com/iamkrissy

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  5. have to agree with all you said I blog a lot less than before not for tha lack of anything to say but because Facebook and Twitter are easier.

    Yasmin
    x

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