"Rewritten by machine and new technology,
and now I understand the problems you can see."
The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
I realized today, with amazement, that it has almost been 3 months since my last blog post, and that this is just my 7th post since May. This is by far the slowest blogging I have ever logged and I am a bit embarassed.
In parallel, I have probably been tweeting on average twice a day for the same period.
In short, Twitter has killed by blogging. And I suspect I am not alone.
I also realized that I am not as good a blogger as I fancied myself to be. When I analyze the 500+ blog entries I have written over the 5 year life span of this blog, I find that most of them are reflections on content that has been created elsewhere – mostly links and comments to others' blog posts, videos, articles, etc.
In other words, they have been glorified ReTweets. And the same act now takes me a few seconds (to retweet), as opposed to the 15-minute blocks of time that a blog post typically requires.
From now on, I'll stop fighting the natural flow and try to RT when that is all that's called for. So this blog will probably see fewer entries but hopefully more original thinking.
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