Thursday, January 14, 2010

Somebody please settle the blogging 'dead or alive' question

As a blogger I am fine with blogging. But, these damn so-called social media consultants will continue to confuse their corporate clients and keep themselves employed.

In one corner, you have PR guy Steve Rubel arguing 'blogging is over' and urging everyone to post once and then repost everywhere.

Somebody is sure due for a serious spanking for shameless spamming and walled-garden whoring.

In the opposite corner, you have some saner folks, John Bell and Taly Weiss. Taly Weiss has a fashionable trend guidebook out, trends in 140 characters.

Item no. 37 Says,
"Blogs will continue to flourish as people realize that micro-blogging needs a "home base"."

No wonder many top Twitters are either big bloggers or news website owners.

John Bell concurs,
"Blogs are not passe. Quite the opposite. They will become a valuable "get more" destination that corporate Twitter handles and Facebook "walls" can point people to. "
You know which luchador I am going to support.

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At 8:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, just want to say hi. I'm new here.

At 5:09 PM , Anonymous Jayanta Bhattacharya said...


"Microblogging needs home base" - BINGO!!!

"Top Twitters are either big bloggers or news website(/news channel) owners" -

They need Twitter to market their blogs/websites/channels through FB and Twitter.

If you are a Rajdeep Sardesai, you naturally will have many followers than the average Jonty, hence a top tweeter.


At 1:15 PM , Anonymous Jayanta Bhattacharya said...

Blogging is certainly not dead. It is just that bloggers or people who want to blog more often do not find the time for it. Prime example is yours truly.

The ideas are there, but then...

And of course, people do read blogs. If anything else, the readership of blogs have increased manifolds since the golden days of blogging (mid 2000s)


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