06 May 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Blog Zombie

Facebook killed the blogger star.
I used to have a blog.
I guess technically I still do, but for all practical purposes…I don’t.

I’ve been pondering this lately.
And I think for myself, Facebook really has had a lot to do with that.
Sure, there are other excuses.  I’m in a season of life where I have less time.
Ok, well at least one.
But let’s be honest.  I still waste plenty of time on Facebook.

It started slowly with Twitter.
I jumped onboard, and we could all shoot out 140 characters at a time.  So much quicker to look at.
In a microwave age, that was easy to buy in to.
But there is something about Twitter that wouldn’t allow it to quite replace a blog.
I haven’t put my finger on exactly what it is that makes Facebook so much more powerful, but Twitter really is like the gateway drug to Facebook.
At least it was form me.
Maybe it’s cause on Facebook, everything is right there in one place.  The pictures.  The updates. The “likes.” I’m so glad they got rid of pokes. (They did get rid of pokes, right?)

But the truth is, you just can’t process and share in any real depth on Facebook.
I’m not sure why on that one either.
Maybe it’s that we got used to scrolling as quickly through posts as possible, so if I have to push “see more”, well, it better be really good.

But I miss my blog.
Therefore, it isn’t dead.
As Miracle Max would say, it’s mostly dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.   Mostly dead is slightly alive.

And so I’ll attempt (again) to resurrect the blog.
I might need to mostly give up Facebook for a while to do it.
But not sure if I can do that.  So we’ll see.
Ugh, I really am a junkie.  I need help.
Blogging, not dead.
RSS feed, that’s pretty dead I think.
So at the very least, you’ll see the notifications on Facebook.  Cause that may be the only way I get any traffic.

Anyone else still blogging?
I look forward to sharing more, and communicating more.
Hope you’ll join me.
Feel free to resurrect your own blogs with me.
We can start a movement.
We can call it…blog zombies.

3 Responses to “Blog Zombie”

  1. Jamie 14 May 2013 at 6:20 am Permalink

    I love the “mostly dead” reference :) Perfect. I feel the same way, though not *quite* as zombie-ish as you over here!

    Confession: posting comments on the FB link to my blog (rather than ON my blog) drives me CRAZY. I often copy/paste them to comments on my blog. Why? My blog is like my digital scrapbook. Comments on my blog will save…FB will not. Have you gone back a few years and read comments from others on your posts? It’s pretty fun to do. Anyway, just a pet peeve. I often wait a few days to post my blogs to FB…that way the “faithful” will leave their comments without the option of FB. Man, I’m hardcore.

    Keep blogging…it makes me feel a little bit connected to you!

  2. bobby 8 May 2013 at 11:39 am Permalink

    The funny part too, is whenever I post the link to a blogpost on Facebook, people come here to read it, and then go back to Facebook and leave their comments there.

    On one hand, maybe it’s limited to a couple cause they’re the ones who kept posting. On the other hand, I don’t need a ton of traffic. I’m finding blogging is something that just might be good for me, and I think the people that I want to read it will come over from Facebook to check it out. But yeah, the reality is blogging will never be what it was for short period of time.

  3. Brian Hale 8 May 2013 at 7:24 am Permalink

    I feel you bro. I’ve been contemplating the same thing. I’d love the blog craze to come back, but it seems like all the traffic and conversation is limited to a couple and then the rest onto The Facebook…

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