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Why I’ll Never Redirect my Blog to Social Media .. Period

Well this is hopeful.

I was reading a post by one of my favorite bloggers Marshall Kirkpatrick titled:

“Why I’ll Never Redirect my Personal Blog to Google Plus”.

I was intrigued (thanks Marshall), and I couldn’t resist making the following comment:

Kinda makes a case for blogs over social networks in general. Love this statement:

“Rather than chasing people around from one platform to another, where they prefer to spend their time, I’m going to sit right here on a site I own and wait for the future to become interoperable with me!”

AGREED !!!  Source

This was in reference to a previous comment on G+ by Kevin Rose:

 Decided to forward kevinrose.com to my Google+. G+ gives me more (real-time) feedback and engagement than my blog ever did.

Marshall also linked to it on his Google+ account, and I made this additional comment:

Will also (hopefully) put an end to duping comments all over the place like I did on your blog -_^

It sounds like Marshall agrees with my opinion that blogs are where it’s at in the grand scheme of things doesn’t it.

Danny Sullivan had also chimed in with his thoughts on the idea. Took the words right out of my mouth brother.

It’s gratifying to see other bloggers agree with what I have been saying all these years.

After thinking more about it and reading some of the other comments on the thread I realized that a lot of people still don’t get it.

So I thought I should broaden Marshall’s post with this title: “Why I’ll Never Redirect my Blog to Social Media .. Period!

You see, it’s all about directing the flow, and social media is supposed to be an enhancement for blogs .. NOT the be-all and end-all unto itself.

Hopefully some day all social media will become tightly integrated with our blogs. When that day comes it will be a great day indeed.

Our blog is our online home and that’s the way it should be. Or perhaps I should say it is our social media hub like my pic above demonstrates.

There’s still a bright future for blogs after all. So hang in there and don’t give up on your blog.

Do I hear a hell yeah?

UPDATE: I wrote this on Twitter .. Social Media vs. Blogging is like Renting vs Buying. The choice should be obvious.

Written July 11th, 2011 by | 7 Comments | Filed under: BLOGBlokeTips, Social Media Tips

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  1. I was looking for the words to say after I heard about Kevin Rose and some other guy announce that they were moving their blogs over to Google+. You, along with the statement by Danny Sullivan, took the future words right out of my mouth.

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    Reply by: BLOGBloke at 12:50 pm said...

    @Rob McGuire, hell yeah!

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  2. The best way to define social media is to break it down. Media is an instrument on communication, like a newspaper or a radio, so social media would be a social instrument of communication.

    In Web 2.0 terms, this would be a website that doesn’t just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information. This interaction can be as simple as asking for your comments or letting you vote on an article, or it can be as complex as Flixster recommending movies to you based on the ratings of other people with similar interests.

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    Stephen

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