Facebook Killed the Blogging Star

A combination of factors leads me to wonder if this blog will survive the transitions churning daily in my life and in the world of technology:

1. Facebook satisfies my urge to pass along photos, links and smartass commentary. More people are on it than will ever be on this blog, and everything on that platform is so much more convenient to use for all involved.

2. I’m writing less. I find myself with fewer things to ponder as I get older. Rarely do I find thoughts that require developing and fleshing out. Maybe my brain is drying out with age and Facebook is forcing me into compressing my creativity to fit their bite-sized spaces; or maybe I’ve just got more things figured out.

3. I’m using Flickr more often; tracking the days of my life visually rather than in text. I even started a Tumblr because it’s so easy to post photos directly from my phone. Perhaps WordPress has some new tool for aggregating activity across Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, etc., that I can implement to keep this space useful. I’ll do some digging. Or maybe someone out there can tell me? Basically I’d like WordPress to do what Tumblr does – aggregate anything link-based: a YouTube favorite, a photo upload from my phone, an article, a Flickr photo.

Maybe I just need to use WordPress to do monthly summaries of everything. A Best-Of repository. Stay tuned.

4 thoughts on “Facebook Killed the Blogging Star”

  1. Hey, Colter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bizarre… I was just thinking about you (like, literally – just now) and decided to check in on your blog, and lo and behold – a new post! I hope you keep blogging. I always enjoy reading your take on things.

    You might be wondering what made me think of you (or not). I was sitting at the computer with my headphones on so I wouldn’t have to listen to the carnage of Lost (David is watching the season finale he taped – and I literally mean “taped” since we won’t get DVR until our VCR dies), and I was listening to the playlist on my blog. The song, Generations, by Sara Groves made me think of you. I guess because of all the nice things you do for people that you don’t even know (like picking up lost money and leaving a note). Anyway, I’ve always liked that song, but for some reason it made me think of you today! So, there you go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Some times writing is just tiring. I go through phases of writing nothing in my own private journal to several entries a week. It’s ok to take a break.

  3. yours is one of a handful of blogs i enjoy reading partly because of your connection to my adopted home-state, partly to an interesting variety in topics, both combined with your ability to articulate and write well. i vote to keep it alive. and in an age of poorly-written bite-sized pieces (not from you, but from about 60% or more of the posts on FB – “your” vs “you’re”, c’mon!) on FB, the world needs more well-written text.

    take a break, but come back soon!

  4. I agree with everybody that has written so far–especially Clayton. I am always certain that you have thought very carefully about what you publish which makes your writing hugely interesting. (As you can see, I am not nearly as articulate as you are!)

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