Like many of the 2.0 geekery out there, I have been blogging for a couple years now. My first real blog, Convergence, lays dormant collecting dust in the boundless information sphere that is the web.
Blogging is a great way to organize my thoughts, put out new ideas, and get feedback on concepts that I am kicking around. The general idea, however, is that I can broadcast a collection of ideas via a post that, in turn, becomes part of the web and attracts comments from interested folks in a community of interest.
I originally started blogging on Blogger. I moved over to WordPress about two years ago. Recently, however, I have been spending more time using services that let me communicate in smaller chunks. Specifically, I have been using Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook. Because of the ecosystem of Twitter applications, I have managed to collapse my communication channels down a bit. All I have to do is post to Twitter and – POOF – my post is on Facebook and Friendfeed – ready to be commented on.
Today, I posted a little thought I had about connecting Pandora and Facebook, on my wall:
Hooman is thinking that it would KICK ASS if pandora would dynamically update my status with the song I am listening to and a link. Thoughts on this revelation?
Within the day, several friends quickly started discussing the idea. The total comments on the topic last time I checked were six. That’s pretty powerful. More and more I am spending time communicating in short bursts. It seems like it makes more sense for me to publish large collections of ideas via my blog and the rest via microblogs.
What does microblogging mean for the future of blogging platforms? Will less people blog? Or will the platforms themselves evolve to enable short-form communication? Wonder what Matt Mullenweg thinks?