Facebook and Twitter Ruined the Blogging Community
is it just me? but sometimes i feel as if Facebook ruined the blogging community.
i used to be a very active blogger in Multiply with a batallion of friends who read and comment on my posts but because of facebook, multiply now feels like a ghost town, save for the online sellers.
then twitter came along. don’t get me wrong, i am a very active twitter user but i feel that when twitter came along i have abandoned my blogs completely.
i guess, with twitter and facebook, there’s instant gratification. instantly you get ‘likes’and comments, and with more or less just 140 characters! not only is it convenient, you get to rant and rave the instant you feel like so.
but sometimes i do miss feeling like a “real writer” and create long winding posts about me. haha! i may not get instant gratification but i do like the fact that i get something off my chest just how i would in a normal diary (which i never had the patience to completely fill up).
i miss reading personal blogs just so i can catch up with my friends and people i know, but now, most blogs i see are themed or specific blogs about things they are passionate about like cooking, photography. product reviews and the like, and so few about the real going ons in their lives. i feel as if blogs nowadays are as impersonal as the gadgets in it.
maybe we grew up too and had less time to really sit down and write. i miss that. that’s why no matter how busy i am, i try to really sit down and post something.
i don’t really know if someone really reads it but it gives me a jolt everytime somebody posts a reply or a ‘like’ even moreso if that person is a stranger to me. it gives me the feeling as if somehow, i’ve reached out to at least one person somewhere in this world. and i think that is the best gratification for a writer.
personal blogging may be obsolete in the face of twitter, facebook and other social media but i still prefer it most of the time.