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Friday, December 14, 2012

Why don't I blog more?

I have a Blogger account, but I don't use it much.
I have a Twitter account, but I don't use it much.
I have a Facebook account, and I use it more that both previous.

Twitter's concept, "What are you doing right now?", seems interesting, but has never quite grabbed me as being something I want to use to commit my activity to permanent record.  It seems a bit too trivial.  What are you doing right now?  Well, to be honest, right now I'm writing a Tweet.  Or, to be less literal, I'm sitting around doing not much.  Or walking, or driving, or whatever.  Not earth-shaking stuff.

Facebook's concept, "What's on your mind?", has always seemed more relevant to me.  It's as if I'm sharing something with a friend in the room.  Facebook is a happy medium between fluff (Twitter) and weighty (Blogger).  But I think the big plus is the fact that there are so many people on Facebook.  There's a critical mass of people I know in the same virtual community.  So there's always something new to see, and when I post there's always someone out there who sees it.

Blogging seems to me to convey a higher threshold of content.  By that I mean that blogs are used to record thought-out writings.  More like essays.  If Twitter is a clause, then Facebook is a sentance.  But Blogger is an essay.  And often I just don't feel like having to write an essay.  I just want to write a few sentances.

I guess Facebook has found the right balance for me in communication.  I'm not much of a texter.  That's mostly because I don't have a smart phone.  But also I'm not in the habit of communicating in small bursts.  So maybe I would equate Twitter with texting, or IM.  Then Facebook is more like email.  I use email all the time.  Since I'm familiar with email, Facebook is a more comfortable fit for me.  Then Blogger would be like.. all I can think of is writing an essay.  To me, it implies a more thought-out body of content.

Twitter:  unfiltered stream of words from my mouth.
Facebook:  coherent thoughts on a single subject.
Blogger:  developed thoughts with a bent toward persuasive essay.

And most of the time in my daily activity, Facebook is where I'm at mentally:  coherent thoughts on a single subject.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Intermittent update

Had breakfast with my friend Greg Elliot at the Rexall Grill in Duluth, GA.  Saw Phil Tuttle of Walk Thru the Bible.  Also saw Brooks Coleman, GA State House rep for Duluth.