Blogging vs. Microblogging

Posted on: Monday, March 2, 2009
Posted at: 1:45 PM

I find it more and more difficult to get back in the swing of things, in terms of blogging.

It used to be that I would peruse the internet… and a particular news article, upcoming event, or a piece of conversation would catch my eye and I would blog my thoughts and/or feelings on it.

It is not that I no longer peruse the internet… in fact, I am probably online more now than ever.

But there is something about blogging that has lost its luster, I guess.

What is the appeal of Microblogging—or Twitter, for that matter?

Maybe it is the blurbs of content on a range of subjects, rather than a literary composition on a single subject.

Maybe it is Twitter‘s 140-character limit. Typically, a blog entry is 150-300+ words, depending on style and content.

Maybe it is all the cool Twitter Tools and/or Add-Ons out there…

I am able to tweet what I am reading directly from address bar (TwitterBar), or my desktop (twhirl), or what I am listening to (FoxyTunes), etc. with just a few keystrokes and a mouse click.

I know there are WordPress plugins, like Twitter Tools, Twitter Updater, etc.—but I do not know if I am ready for the complete integration of my weblog and my Twitter account… yet.

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2009-03-02  »  scc

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  1. Nexus
    2 March 2009 @ 1:56 PM

    “Micro Blogging” is gay :P

    That’s all there is to it…

  2. somecanuckchick
    3 March 2009 @ 12:56 PM

    Says the guy who tweets from the lavatory… :P