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Buzz Kill

2010-08-22 21:29:40.435226+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Leo Laporte: Buzz Kill. On realizing that giving these so-called "social media" sites all of our conversation, we're losing things:

I should have been posting it here all along. Had I been doing so I’d have something to show for it. A record of my life for the last few years at the very least. But I ignored my blog and ran off with the sexy, shiny microblogs. Well no more. I’m sorry for having neglected you Leoville.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-23 09:46:07.707226+00 by: DaveP

I've been thinking the same thing about Facebook lately, but haven't figured out how to actually draw folks to my site once I finish migrating it all and get posting again. Got far too many friends for who "the internet" now means "facebook and the things it links to" and no way to control how their rss reader actually picks up things from my site.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-23 22:09:00.379226+00 by: spc476

When I make a post to my blog, I put a link to it on Facebook.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-24 09:58:21.671226+00 by: Larry Burton

Facebook will read your weblog's RSS feed and import your entries into your Facebook notes. It might take four days before the weblog entry appears in your notes or it might show up in a few hours but you can set it up to do that.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-24 16:55:33.295226+00 by: ebradway

Dave Pell (had to make sure DaveP here wasn't the same person) has a relatively new blog: Tweetage Wasteland. I don't have time to read his posts as I'm trying to get my attention span out of the gutter long enough to write about 60 pages of dense text. Which is also why I've been relatively silent on Twitter for a few weeks.

But Twitter has cause my blog posts to drop off significantly. Not that that many people read my blog. Definitely not the 281 people who've decided to put up with my 140 character tidbits of BS. I guess, in the spectrum of creative thought, writing one's memoirs is like a colonic, a blog post is like a satisfying dump (both usually resulting from too much caffeine), a tweet is somewhere between a fart and a dangle berry (if it sticks long enough to be RT'd).