Distraction or Divergence?
There are several ways to report on what I am doing with my life. The single most important way for the last two years has been my blog. Right now I see this changing. In the past few months I have begun to use several other channels too and they steal attention from my blog.
Last year we traveled to New York and San Francisco and I emailed little updates (10+ a day) to my blog as we traveled around. I also used Flickr to post photos to my blog from my Blackberry Pearl earlier. In other words: my blog was THE place for stories, photos, little thoughts and updates.
Since a few weeks I have noticed (you too?) that I have been blogging less regular. The reason is that my blog seems reserved for longer thoughts and most small facts are posted to Twitter now. I currently have 344 followers on Twitter. Compare that to the 500+ RSS readers I have on Bomega.com. I feel obligated to keep those followers up to date just as much as I feel obligated to post to my blog now and then.
I also use Flickr a lot as an alternative to my blog. When I take a photo I simply post it to Flickr and I know that a lot of people track my Flickr account. I posted almost 1500 photos which have been viewed 30000+ times making it a serious platform compared to the 300+ visitors my blog receives every day.
I wonder what this means for the future of blogging and my blog in particular. Will I integrate Twitter and Flickr into my blog one day? Or will my blog become obsolete because I find more different channels to post my thoughts, photos and updates to?
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My Twitter Account: