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Blogging vs Twittering

So I noticed that I haven’t written a blog post for about one month.  There’s a correlation between that and trying out twittering for the last two months.

The questions I have are:

– Which is better?  My blogging or my twittering?

– Should I do both?  Why?

– Do you follow my blog and my twitter feed?


11 Responses to “Blogging vs Twittering”

  1. philhassey Says:

    Umn .. okay, so I only missed one week. Maybe I’ll just chalk this post up to a clerical error. But I’d still appreciate the feedback on my tweeting / blogging. 🙂

  2. Joachim Bengtsson Says:

    I follow both, of course! And most people are tweeting when they’re blogging nowadays so I rarely even have to open my feed reader 😉

    Twitter is great, it’s fun to follow your progress in game making. Your blog is great, too, though; they’re not either-or; tweets give up snapshots of your life and development, while blog posts elaborate and get into juicy details. Do both!

  3. David Turnbull Says:

    I agree with Joachim. I especially liked the in-the-moment feel for progress that your tweets give, though.

  4. weiszguy Says:

    I’ve been following your blog. Didn’t know you twittered.

  5. Mike Fletcher Says:

    Twitter? What’s that 😉 ?

    I subscribe to the blog, haven’t ever considered subscribing to a tweet and certainly didn’t know you were tweeting away.

  6. Wes Says:

    I follow both; Twitter and Blogging serve differing needs.

    Twitter is a nice in the moment, what is happening right now, what’s the quirky thought du jour. Basically blogging for people with ADD.

    Blogging is still required for detailed plans and arguments. There are somethings that can’t be described fully in 140 characters.

  7. Walt Says:

    Both. They’re hugely different.

    Twitter is great for immediate feedback, but once it’s a few minutes old it tends to get lost in the shuffle unless retweeted all over the place. I don’t think I’ve seen one thing that you’ve tweeted (I’m @waltpsu by the way).

    With blog posts like this, though, they’re in my RSS reader until I mark them read. So it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’ll see it when you post here (but maybe not for a day or two).

    Both valuable, but one can’t really replace the other IMHO.

  8. Dan Says:

    If I have to choose I’d rather have your blog, but your tweets are more “in the moment” than a blog ever could be, so I say do both.

  9. Jomskylark Says:

    I prefer the blog. It allows you to be more thorough and it still maintains that clean, condensed look.

  10. Jason Maas Says:

    Hi Phil! I’ve just been reading your blog (sometimes a few days late) and I prefer that, but I finally created a Twitter account so we’ll see if I can keep up with that. Now I just need to start carrying a cell phone. 🙂

  11. Rene Dudfield Says:

    Dear Phil Hassey,

    twitter reminds me of sms speak. I think it’s great for illiterate people who can’t type… much more accessible for them. It’s also more recognizable to people who use sms, since it is a very similar medium.

    Many early web logs were exactly like your twitter page. I don’t think there is a need to write blog posts in the form they are on many peoples pages.

    They’re just different forms of writing really, and there is room for them… and many more forms of writing and expression too 🙂