Microblogging & Social Networks vs the Good Old Blog?


During the last week or so, I’ve been seriously neglecting this weblog. I started wondering why: Was I too busy, or did I just set the priorities differently, or didn’t I get the social returns out of blogging I expect? Well, of course I was busy, but that doesn’t keep me from blogging at other times, and I’ve been getting some great feedback and gotten in touch with a few great people. So that’s not it.

So what is it, then? I noticed during the past few days that other services and sites really start cutting into my blogging behavior: A lot of the stuff I’d usually put on my blog now seems to go through Twitter (add me) or Pownce (add me), or straight to del.icio.us (from where it ends up back on my blog through the daily links), or into my tumblog, The Tumbling Cat. Just to name a few.

I know that quite a few of you also feed a number of services, micro blogs and what not. So my question to you: What are your experiences with the growing number of services? How do you decide what to use, what to drop, and what to simply syndicate? Do you suffer social network fatigue, or are you thrilled by the new options?

Obviously, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to feed a lot of services just for their own sake, but just if it makes sense for your social network and for yourself. How do you go about it? Share your experiences in the comments!

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  • […] After a week of Barcamp and Web2Expo Berlin, I have to take a look back to what I’ve been writing about the relation between Twitter and blogs. (If you like to read up on the discussion, you can find my posts on Twitter here, the most relevant posts here being probably on inattentive trust, my reaction to Chris Brogan’s Newsbies Guide To Twitter, and the post on Microblogging vs the Good Old Blog.) […]