Jaffe Juice: Blogging is dying and Twitter is to blame
Chris Pirillo: Are Personal Home Pages and Blogs Dying?
ProBlogger: Blogging vs Twitter
Sysan Mernit: Thought-blogging versus twitter/lifestream/community
Linux.com: Abandoiung your blog for Twitter
As for me, I’m keeping the blog.
Karl – I’ve been kicking this idea around about Twitter for the better part of the last two weeks. I’m just not sure how to incorporate it with my blog. I don’t have a comment section up anymore. (Turned those off over a year ago)
I reinvented my blog to a more scaled down version without any flashy sidebar stuff; just hardcore writing and music.
My posts are more storytelling than any political or news related thing these days, so what can a user really say when they see what I write these days? I figured it would take the pressure off of people having to leave comments.
But for the life of me, I just can’t see an angle for using Twitter yet. I probably will if I had time to really find a way to use it to drive my blogger account, but then again I’m really not looking for increased traffic there. I have a handful of reliable users that enjoy what I’m doing, and the reward I get out of it is seeing how the posts end up.
My average post is between 3 to 4 pages long, and I share short parts of works in progress.
But I agree, I’ll keep my blogger and IF I use Twitter is will be to support my blog.
Good article by Darren, I bookmarked it and will look over the comments there later hopefully I’ll find some reason to use it from others experiences.
Twitter is another way to connect. Lots of folks integrate their twitter stream into their blog, that way they can extend the conversation into that space. Others (ironically those with the most ‘followers’ a term which is apt in this case) use Twitter as a broadcast medium.
I’m definitely keeping my blog as the home of myself on the web. Twitter and Facebook are just other, secondary avenues.
But for many, that is no longer the case.