Bilge pump

By Nick Holmes on October 24, 2008
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.


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

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. #