I just read a tweet, yep that’s right a tweet in which David Armano pondered whether Adam Kmiec’s blog post about the quality and frequency of some notable bloggers is diminshing because of Twitter… is true.
Kmiec mentions that not only Armano, but Peter Kim and Joseph Jaffe are guilty as well of producing substandard quality and quantity. I say he’s right. And though I’m not on the same level as those guys, I see it happening to me as well.
David Armano yesterday penned, The world’s shortest blog entry
Joseph Jaffe recently wrote the post titled, “Who gives a shit about toilet paper?”
I’m not using David and Joseph as the poster children here, Adam already did, but I did think it was funny to look at their most recent blog posts. I liked both, but there was some delicious irony in it all. I know there are lots more of us twitter/bloggers out there whose craft might be suffering because of Twitter; and I can without a doubt tell you that I have tweeted wasted? some great blog post topics which have then transformed into some great twitter conversations. My posts are becoming shorter. Any coincidence? They’re becoming more rant-like. I feel like I’m mailing it in some time. Or maybe because there are so many good conversations going on, on Twitter, all the good stuff is being said in real time and doesn’t need to be elaborated on? I’m speculating, but you get the point.
So what happens?
The digital footprint isn’t the same as if it were a blog post. It’s there, sort of, but for the most part it is gone. I’m not sure how to strike the happy medium because I like both worlds. But my blog is suffering.