Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Facebook

I'm beginning to think that Blogs themselves are becoming "old hat" as we reach into the world of Facebook. I do Facebook, but it's shallow and instant and, yes, fun.

My viewing figures aren't brilliant these days, and Facebook is one of the reasons that's so, but have we lost something which was deeper and a bit more thoughtful as a result?

What do you think?

13 comments:

Fr Kenny said...

Thought: Maybe my Blog is just too boring!!!

bigrab said...

Kenny, keep at the blogging. I do bits and pieces on facebook too but the blog is so much more rewarding.

Ian said...

I have been blogging since 2002 and have no plans to stop. I never check my stats these days but do it as much for the fun of writing it than anything else.

Ian

Tim said...

As John Major said (albeit with less conviction), "I'm still here!".

Facebook limits your audience to your friend-set. This may or may not be a good thing.

renzmqt said...

Apples and oranges, my good man.

I have been religiously lurking, following the home crisis with baited breath.

I have my blog - Renz In The Woods - my Facebook account, my Twitter account and OCICBW & Co. (Co. being this blog and the other regulars' blogs) linked up through my Google Reader so I can keep tabs on who has posted.

They all work together to provide me with a wonderful cyber communal experience.

In particular when I have written what I believe is a good blog post, I link it to Facebook and to Twitter to encourage readers.

Morag said...

Blogs offer things that Facebook can't. Like a deeper insight into things that you can just put a couple of sentences about on Facebook.

MadPriest said...

Back in the marching season you changed the world just a little bit through your blog. Nobody will ever change anything through FaceBook. It's designed to keep us occupied so that the important people can go back to making all the decisions unimpeded.

Go back to upsetting bishops and your viewing figures will increase again. And try swearing a bit more - I always find that does wonders for my stats.

Fr Kenny said...

The problem is MP that the RW gets upset when I upset Bishops. She doesn't want to be homeless. I see her point.

MadPriest said...

Oh, just quote scripture at her, Kenny. You know, "head of the woman" stuff.

Oh, and I promise to say something really nice about you at the memorial service.

Eamonn said...

Keep blogging, Kenny. You're doing us all good!

susan s. said...

I read you every time you post. I don't always comment, but that's nothing to do with you and everything to do with me and my insecurity. Don't look at your stats.

Chris said...

I've noticed how Facebook is increasingly in vogue among people I know in RL just now, but I don't actually make much use of it. It only looks as if I do 'cos my Twitter account is linked to it. I think Twitter and blogging is a better combination, myself, and have no intention of giving up the blog, if only because it forces me to sit down and think and write properly.

As for your blog? Don't even think about giving up!

Chris said...

Another thought: I only actually visit your blog when I want to leave a comment - I read it regularly on my feed reader, which doesn't show up on your stats. Maybe more readers do this?