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Ideas of March

This time last year, Chris wrote about blogging and how Twitter has reduced the quality of online discussions by shifting the focus from longer form discussions to shorter tweets. He was hoping that he could foster something of a blog revival, and did for a while.

This year Chris is hoping for more of the same, and invited a number of folks to join in to see if we can get some more momentum going.

I personally prefer reading blogs to reading things on Twitter:

  • I like being able to focus on things for more than a few words at a time, and find the broken/abbreviated form of English that texting and twitter encourage to be borderline disrespectful towards the reader--if you've got something worthy to say, take the time to say it properly!
  • I can more easily find and subscribe to writers of content that I like.
  • I can read the content on my time-frame, rather than being compelled to watch the twitter stream to catch what's going on.
  • I can more easily search and find the things I'm looking for.

I also like to blog, but have found it difficult to make time to turn out content of the quality that I prefer. I hope to change that this year, and blog some more. I'd also like to see you blog more too.