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Blogging Insights NF # 46 Blogging VS Social Media ?


“Twitter is like a calling card. Facebook is like a phone call. Blogging is like a full-fledged conversation!”


Most of my posts begin as imaginary conversations inside my head. This quote, at first, seemed right up my alley. On second thoughts it is actually about the social media platforms versus blogging.

Again, blogging occurs on electronic media and it involves social interaction in the form of comments. Is it or isn’t it part of social media?

Coming back to today’s quote , Twitter and Facebook seem rather “inferior” to Blogging . Twitter seems limited by brevity. Facebook seems limited by its potentially universal access. You cannot have a meaningful discussion in either situation.

I am coming across as quite social media phobic on this post. This is not the case, I can assure you. I am heavily dependent on WhatsApp for staying in touch with friends and family. Instagram has replaced my glossy magazine style fix.

I am at a loss, however, about the place of blogging with regard to social media. Or am I interpreting the quote all wrong ?

Your thoughts , my friends?

24 thoughts on “Blogging Insights NF # 46 Blogging VS Social Media ?

  1. I find blogging better because it is more inspirational. Most people, who blog, are aware of what they are writing, almost more careful. With Facebook, there are many, many, many opinionated views out there. They see it as a place where they think it is okay to post anything, and Facebook rarely does anything about it.

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  2. I haven’t used Facebook since I began to see it as villainous, nor do I willingly go to Amazon for the same reason. Some family think I mis-use my blog for something that should be on Facebook. At 86 I have few friends, and have made a few friends on my blog and it feels like they’re good friends. I have wished that someone would post a notice or obituary when someone dies, so we know what happened when they disappear. I have written a homorous obituary for someone to post for me when I pass. As long as Word P{ress keeps its nose clean I will continue on it as long as I can. Thanks for asking.

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    1. I have similar feelings about all platforms apart from blogging.

      Some people don’t understand that the connection with other bloggers is one of similar thoughts and ideas which cannot be shared with everyone.
      I hope I am still as connected with like minded people as you are when I am older.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Hoping to hear from you again.

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  3. Here’s my take on the prompt:

    and yeah, I come across as ‘social media phobic’, probably because I am. I’m not ashamed to say so either, it only says (to me anyway), that I’ve matured past a certain level and no longer need the sort of folks that are on Facebook to make me feel better about myself. I never have and never will use Twitter (which, just FYI is out of date as a ‘social media’ site) because I’m just too damned old to adapt to reading a hundred ‘conversations all at one time. I used Facebook to keep track of my nieces and nephews primarily, until one of them told me they never used Facebook as it was outdated and newer sites (SnapChat or that sort of place, which are no doubt out of date now too) had garnered young people’s attention. I stopped caring about keeping up, because I can’t. Don’t specially want to either. Blogging rules.

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  4. I’m not so sure. to me, Twitter is a scrapbook of headlines and sound-bites. Facebook is a magazine with more ads than actual content, and blogging varies depending on the blog, ranges from personal memoirs to a coffee table book, to an op-ed column, and probably a few other things I haven’t thought to mention.

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