Bilge pump

By Nick Holmes on October 24, 2008
4 comments
Filed under Blogging

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 comments

Me too!

by Tessa Shepperson on 24 October 2008 at 6:19 pm. #

Right On! Here is my take (as a blogging lawyer) on the subject

http://advocatesstudio.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/pull-your-blog/

Cheers, Martha

by Martha Sperry on 25 October 2008 at 2:00 am. #

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.

by Charon QC on 26 October 2008 at 3:08 pm. #

Blogging is fun precisely because it isn’t paid.

But Twitter, now THAT’S bilge.

Blog on, I say.

by Simon Deane-Johns on 28 October 2008 at 4:09 pm. #