Is Twitter Helping Blogging?
VentureBeat runs a story on author Scott Rosenberg who says that Twitter has set blogging free. Or, more precisely:
“Blogging has always had this word ‘trivial’ hung from its neck,” Rosenberg said. “Twitter has finally liberated blogging from that, from all these charges from the media, all these dismissive putdowns of trivialities.”
It’s an interesting thought, the notion that the blog bashers have moved to Twitter. What do you think, is Twitter helping traditional blogging in this way?
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.
There’s a temptation for Twitter to steal some of the thunder of more traditional blogging. And in my own case, I find myself sometimes Twittering rather than blogging, which can be kinda counterproductive to maintaining a steady flow of new content on the blog.