I read an article over at Social Media Today by Fraser Robinson that basically sums it all up for me.
Microblogging is quickly taking over. And not just microblogging, but those platforms like Instagram and Pinterest that are highly visual with images and associated captions/content.
I started out as a fairly regular blogger, writing 250-700 word posts with incredibly useful and life-changing content. :) These posts were typically work related on topics I felt my readers would be interested in. And I’d throw in the occasional personal post just to keep it real.
But about a year ago I made the switch from blogger to microblogger.
I was already microblogging - just decided to let go of the large, bloated blogging thing.
I moved to Tumblr so I would still have the ability to do a wide range of things - but quickly realized my values had changed as well.
I think I came to the realization that I wasn’t reading peoples personal blogs any more for technical information. I have my 10-20 favorite blogs I follow and trust (things like Engadget, Mashable, etc.) and that’s where I go for my tech fix. So why would I keep putting content out there that the professionals already have available?
And that’s where microblogging filled the gap.
I can still do a post every now and then about a topic other tech geeks would find useful. But for the most part I post about life, experiences, things I like, and things that I find wrong with the world.
Basically, today I live here:
- Facebook (mobile)