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Blogging vs. Twitter/Facebook is Exercising vs. Walking

About a week ago, a New York Times article titled “Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter” painted a bleak picture for blogging by making pronouncements like “blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online.” The article then goes on to suggest that Twitter and Facebook are the culprits stealing blogs’ thunder.

While some prominent bloggers came to the defense and proved these pronouncements to be inaccurate or at least misleading, there were still some thoughts in this article that really resonated with me. For instance:

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Are Blogs Relevant in the New “Statusphere” World?

newspaperEarlier this year, I made a New Year’s resolution to blog more. But now, only a few months into 2009, my New Year’s resolution seems irrelevant in the new “statusphere” world. Brian Solis ala TechCrunch defines “Statusphere” as follows:

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Blog More

2009It’s been two months since my last post, and I’ve decided to get back into blogging. It feels like so many times in the past couple months something has happened, and I’ve thought to myself, “I should blog about that.”

Well, now I think I will. For those keeping score at home (that would be me), I’m hoping to get into a weekly rhythm.

On a more random note, what is the deal with the spelling of the word rhythm? Just now I couldn’t even spell it close enough to the real thing to get spell check to have an idea of what I was trying to say.