Too much of my writing in the last few years has gone exclusively into Twitter. I need to find a better balance.
Fortunately, I’m not the only one thinking along these lines. These two pieces are great:
I don’t think avoiding Twitter is pragmatic if your audience is there, but it’s also unwise to dump all of your writing into bite-size pieces that are almost immediately skimmed over, forgotten, and lost to the vast depth of the mostly unsearchable, practically inaccessible Twitter archive.
Twitter is a complementary medium to blogging, but it’s not a replacement.
I’m glad to hear from people like Manton who are exploring this problem as well. Some simple shifts and modernizations in tools, formats, and styles can go a long way.
By knocking down a few walls and moving some furniture around, blogging is preparing for a comeback, and we’ll all be better off for it.