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I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.

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.

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