Many people (who aren’t bloggers) see blogging as a stream of consciousness, personal journal type of communication. In fact, many bloggers write merely to journal their thoughts, keep up with friends, and similar reasons.
However, there are a myriad of other reasons to blog, particularly for business and to earn money. Mainstream society is finally realizing that blogs are reputable and effective means of marketing and conducting online business. The focus of blogs has thus changed.
Where does Twitter fit into this? In my opinion, it’s filling the stream of consciousness blogging niche. As The Blog Herald explains, bloggers are using Twitter to fire off short bits about their daily lives. Twitter lowers the effort required for blogging, and it also decreases the content of each blog “post” (or tweet, in this case).
I’ve registered with Twitter (my tweets), but I haven’t used it much. Primarily, I can’t get Miranda IM to work with it. Maybe I’m a putz, but it’s giving me lots of trouble. I don’t have a cell phone, so IM or web is my only option. It’s definitely a bummer that IM doesn’t work for me.
Second, I don’t see the value of tweeting. If I have something valuable to say, I try to make a blog post out of it. If it’s not blog-worthy, it must not be valuable to others.
What do you think? These are just my thoughts on Twitter and blogging. I’d love to hear yours. Do you tweet?
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