Categories Asides Leo Loves Blogging Post author By Matt Post date August 22, 2010 9 Comments on Leo Loves Blogging Buzz Kill, where Leo Laporte describes the re-ignition of his love affair with blogging over micro-blogging. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Related ← Ma.tt Themes Released → Sync Privacy 9 replies on “Leo Loves Blogging” At the end of the day, you own and in most cases have full control over the content on your blog. Any other avenues of communication (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc) should typically be viewed as adjuncts to your blogging strategy. These communication channels will open you up to a larger audience, but ultimately your goal should be to funnel them to your blog. Nice read… “Screw you Google Buzz. You broke my heart.” LOL Over the years the best professional and personal thing I have done is maintain a blog. Great for publishing thoughts and going outside the comfort zone. Interesting that blogging is the ‘base’ and micro was the extension. Can see many users seeing it the other way around (if they didn’t blog before they micro-blogged. After Google killed Wave I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to fall on Buzz. I guess this is it. We’ll see if others see what Leo sees and give up on ‘social media’ microblogging. As Leo said: “I was shouting into a vast echo chamber where no one could hear me because they were too busy shouting themselves.” How many people really ‘follow’ the people they follow? Time will tell but I still have to look at Buzz as a specific failure. Why can’t Google explain these great technologies they produce to the common person? Hell, why can’t they explain them to the geeks and techno-junkies that love this sort of thing to the point where they actually use it? That’s the big question. Just one more reason showing why it’s so important to really own your content. What’s *really* interesting, is that he says all that, and yet has his comments being run by a third party service (Echo, in fact). Ironically almost all of the first 2 pages of comments are retweets from Twitter! That’s just a silly feature. It’s a… feature? lol I think there needs to be a balance of each. Microblogging, to me, falls in the realm of “sharing” and “taking part in the conversation”. Blogging, to me, is all about “publishing”. You take original content and research and publish it to the world for it to be shared. A balance needs to exist between the two if one wants to build an audience and maximize the potential of their blog. It is a balance I believe we all struggle to maintain. Comments are closed.