Bilge pump

I’m not going to take the linkbait laid by Paul Boutin in Wired Magazine telling us to quit blogging because the blogosphere has been “flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge” and that time is “better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter”. This has got a lot of coverage … because it’s bilge.

I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to write anything on Flickr, Facebook is fine for socialising and Twitter is great for chat – and you can use them effectively for more serious purposes too; but they’re different tools and don’t do what blogging does. So Paul Boutin can take his bilge elsewhere and I will continue blogging because it suits me.

4 thoughts on “Bilge pump

  1. Agree with you. Read the Boutin article – not particularly well written.

    I waste time on twitter because it amuses me to do so – but I would not ever use Twitter for anything serious or sensible. It seems to me that many use Twitter either to market their own products, keep in touch or for fun – and why not.

    I shall continue to blog.

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