Thursday, 24 March 2016

Facebook V Blogging

What is it with Facebook?

Is it taking over from blogging?

Is it just me or are more people using FB for mini posts rather than publishing more considered things on Blogs?



Now, don't get me wrong. I love FB. I lurk there far too much, if truth be told. Its like being in a crowd and just going "Hi, hows it going? Yes, love that. Hmm, not so sure about that. See you later".  And then moving onto something else.

Whereas blogging is, well for me anyway, more of a diary. Or rather, instead of being in a crowd, taking time out to sit and have a coffee and a good catch up.

It takes time to blog. I think about what I want to say, I consider it carefully and sometimes a post sits for a while unpublished while I fiddle and faddle about with it.  Blogging, for me, is never an instant thing.

I love my blog - I feel quite proud of it sometimes. Proud of it in the way that you might be proud of the achievement of a child or pet? No, that is not quite the right analogy. I suppose it's almost part of who I am (or rather part of a part of who I am! There is also the 'work/day job' me. It's not part of that!)

But I miss some blogs that used to be regular posts and now seem to just pop up on FB. But then I am partly guilty of that because I don't think I read as many blogs as I used to. Instead, some of my online time is on FB. Oh dear!

But in case you are wondering why I have taken time out to muse over this very 21st century conundrum, be assured that I am keeping up with my trusty blog.

Post script - I have just looked at my stats for the post about the altered map/book (which you all seemed to like very much indeed) and most of you found that page because I posted the link in a couple of places on Facebook.  So it seems that we like blogs but we are finding them in different ways.

4 comments:

  1. I agree with you, but have not kept my blog up to date until recently, I tend to put a taster on fb now, with more details in the body of the blog. Only 54 people follow the blog, whereas there are over 900 on fb!

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    1. 900 on FB? Wow - that's a village isn't it?

      I do post on FB too but love my blog. And every so ofter a page tickles everyones fancy and I get lots of hits. Funnily enough though, most of those seem to be directed from FB.

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  2. I agree with you, but have not kept my blog up to date until recently, I tend to put a taster on fb now, with more details in the body of the blog. Only 54 people follow the blog, whereas there are over 900 on fb!

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  3. i am guilty of letting my blog wither on the vine, too. I think it is because I am not doing much work these days and, yes, it does require more thought than F.B. I am quite strict about what I write but I know some of my NZ friends read the blog and are not on F.B. so I feel I should keep it up. I have noticed a lot people who posted regularly no longer do so. But then, when did I last use my iPod? Must be several years ago so perhaps this is all about technology moving on.

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