Monday, August 24, 2009

Did Twitter, Plurk change your blogging habits?

I just came across Rob Angeles blog sharing his observation as to how Twitter and Plurk have change the blogging post habits of some and asked his readers to share their experience.

As my reply is quite long, I decided to just post it there. My blogging slowed down for quite sometime as I got addicted to Twitter and then Plurk when it was introduced. I even made a blog post in 2007 speculating that Twitter will replace discussion groups (yahoo / google groups).

However later on, I realized its use more on:

  • Disseminating information (with links) and get instant readers/reactions.

  • Rant and rave about a specific product or service without having to blog about it.

  • Ask a question and get replies.

  • Clarify an issue, if you want to, and let those concerned read about it and even reply.

  • Keep in touch even if your friends are not online and let them reply at their convenience.

  • Live micro-blog about events and share information right away. This I did several times already disseminating data / insight.

And so in the end, my blogging returned to normal and use Plurk / Twitter for the above uses and keep in touch with online contacts.

How about you? Did Twitter or Plurk change your blogging habits?