Social Media

Is Twitter bad for your Blog?

This is a question I've been thinking about recently. I used to blog frequently heck almost daily when I was at university mostly about the projects I was working on.

Twitter has been around for quite a few years now its only the last 2 years that I've used it, the last year more then ever. I love Twitter I'm always reading up on the latest developments in the web industry its great but your blog could lose out on your attention, its easy to tweet a 140 character message not so much to write a meaningful post. I've noticed that I barely write any posts recently instead using Twitter far more!

Twitter is not to blame I am! it's the convenience of Twitter that's very addictive, ultimately its up to me to write new posts in conjunction with Twitter I believe they can co-exist if used correctly. On the other side of the coin Twitter can be very beneficial for a blog spreading a great post quickly in short space of time.

A good post can keep visitors reading for weeks but a tweet lasts a few hours at best till it's buried with all the other thousands of tweets that are sent out daily.

Some things are more suited for Twitter then a post for example mentioning a good website and its link is great for Twitter short and to the point the same thing for a blog needs expanding for it to be really 'worth while' I think it comes down to the right tool for the right job.

What do you think?

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.