Somebody please settle the blogging 'dead or alive' questionAs 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.