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blogpost about blogs being obsolete

Apparently, I’m ramping up posting on this blog just as the blog thing is dying. That’s me, finger on the pulse and whatnot. Paul Boutin writes this in a recent Wired article:

Thinking about launching your own blog? Here’s some friendly advice: Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.

Writing a weblog today isn’t the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. It’s almost impossible to get noticed, except by hecklers. And why bother? The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter.

It does seem as if everyone around me has migrated to Facebook. I don’t yet know what the hell Twitter is. The rest of the article is very interesting. Here’s the link:
Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004

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4 Responses

  1. Aw hell. I don’t know what a Twitter is, either. And here I thought I was cool!

  2. Ah yes, we have a lot in common. I just wrote a similar post on my GR8THOTS.com blog … http://gr8thots.com/2008/10/28/how-to-blog-without-blogging/

    Facebook and Twitter are cool, and I use both. But, not everyone is on Facebook and search engines really cannot go there for content unless you create a Business / Fan page. Twitter is a great venue, but with just 140 characters, sometimes I have mmore to say than will fit. So, blogs still have value … but for a narrower, more defined readership. Be a specialist. For example, I also have a personal blog so my family and friends spread around the world can keep up with things. reading my blogs is easier for them than Facebook.

  3. I checked it out – I don’t think I want to be THAT connected with people.

    btw – Twitter has a blog, so don’t delete yours just yet!

  4. I checked it out – I don’t think I want to be THAT connected with people.

    btw – Twitter has a blog, so don’t delete yours just yet!

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