|Yes, I’m Twittering more than I’m blogging here lately. I don’t think that’s a bad thing.|
Just a few minutes ago, Jeremiah Owyang posted to Twitter:
“Is your blogging reducing due to Twitter usage? It has for Adam Stewart.”
…So I hopped over to see what Adam Stewart had to say. This part of his post rang true for me:
“Generally, one line of thought often turns into a blog post. With Twitter, that one line of thought becomes a small post that speaks for itself, and it feels like old content once I release it into the Twittersphere.”
So I commented:
“Yeah, Iâ€™ve definitely noticed this effect re: my personal blog Contentious.com. Hasnâ€™t hurt the blogs I run for clients, but the cobblerâ€™s children has no shoes. Honestly, I generally find Twitter more personally useful and satisfying than blogging. Canâ€™t sum that one up in 140 characters, so I guess Iâ€™ll have to blog it. But at least now, while Iâ€™m wrangling with a heavy workload, Twitter gives me a way to vent some of my compulsion to converse and share with the people who seem to be the core audience of my blog anyway.”
…As I imbibe more green tea and think this through further, I remember that blogs have always been an awkward tool to satisfy my deepest desires for conversational media. Yeah, I love to write — but I tend to find quality conversation far morerewarding and satisfying than merely writing. Despite all Twitter’s limitations and weaknesses (which are many) I find it to be a superior conversational media tool. In many ways.
Of course, I’m sure that whatever conversational media tools crop up in the next few years will be even more versatile, robust, and usable. I’m looking forward to being part of that evolution. What about you?