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Are You Blogging Less Because You're Twittering More?

Are You Blogging Less Because You're Twittering More?

Since the Twitter whirlwind took the world by storm, I've never felt more connected to some of my friends, colleagues, and favorite celebrities.

Unfortunately, I've noticed that some of my favorite blogs — written by copious tweeters — have had posts fall by the wayside (I'm looking at you, Mindy Kaling).

And it's not just celebs — I've watched the blog posts of my personal friends decease in frequency as their twittering has skyrocketed.


For many it seems the immediacy of Twitter satisfies the need to get your voice out there — not to mention that Twitter gives you the instant gratification that blogging doesn't. You may see a comment or two on a carefully crafted rant about soy milk on your blog, but if you Twitter it, your friends (and random Twitterers) post @ replies to you at rapid-fire pace. It's exhilarating.

Anyway, I miss some of you bloggers. And I need to know: have you been blogging less because you're twittering more?

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CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
Yes. I just have a blog for friends and stuff and I've hardly written anything regularly since I started twitter.
breagayle breagayle 7 years
I don't have time to sit down and post entries all the time, so tweeting is nice because I can constantly update when I do something interesting or see something funny... But I like the idea of archiving my posts so that I can easily find something by the date or month... so I was using Loudtweet (which updates your LJ with your tweets daily). Once in a while, I will take the time to write a real update on my blog. But now, Loudtwitter crashed and apparently they are "discussing the future" of the website now... sad. Anyone know of a different website that can do this?
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 7 years
I think tweeting makes it easier to just say something quick. When I blog, I like having some form of a story based on a single idea. But sometimes just want to share the information without building a whole post around it. So, yes, I think my blogging suffers sometimes from my tweeting. But I definitely wasn't blogging enough BEFORE I started using twitter!
a-million-suns a-million-suns 7 years
Yep! It's just easier and quicker to micro-blog. Plus hardly anyone reads my blog, but people read my tweets because they're right there and they're short. I'm still updating my blog, just not as much.
midori0e midori0e 7 years
In a busy week, I tend to do less of Tweets and blog, I post more of photos and relied more on Tumblr. I wish to expand, but in this economy and this stage, I haven't seen people with similar visions or have the time to join my venture yet, unless I hire a PR. Thats another blog entry or discussion...
Special-K Special-K 7 years
Because of my crazy schedule the past six months, Tweeting is about the only thing I have time for! It's sad that my blog has to suffer, but what can ya do?
stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 7 years
I try to balance my tweeting with blogging...sadly, yes tweeting more than blogging
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