About Blogging in early 2011

  1. Twitter and Facebook are not blogs. They are not micro blogs. They are two entirely separate animals from each other and from blogging.
  2. Because of the above, old-school promotional methods like link exchanges and blog rolls no longer work.
  3. It is still important to link to blogs in context – especially as you discuss another blog, its content and its impact on you or your readers.
  4. Tumblr is blogging, but it’s very different blogging – while some content works, it is for the most part image driven.
  5. If you just want a long conversation and don’t mind Russian spam, Livejournal is still your best bet.

    I can guarantee you stuff will change – I suspect that very soon we’ll all be scrambling to make adjustments for SmartPhones. E-readers, I don’t know yet. I think that platform’s still got to cook.